Budget session begins, policy and programmes on Friday

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The Rising Nepal

Kathmandu, Apr. 30:The budget session of the federal parliament began on Monday.

Parliamentary party leaders of various parties expressed their opinions in the beginning of the session today. 
Addressing the session, opposition party leader Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed his commitment to play the role of the constructive opposition in the parliament. “We will play a responsible and constructive role but the government need to act responsibly too,” he said.
He alleged the government for wasting time and maintaining silence on the public land grabbing issue. 
Expressing his dissatisfaction over the government’s performance, Deuba asked the Prime Minister to deliver on the promises and commitments made in the Constitution. 
The PM should not only make rhetoric about the past performance, he said. 
Subas Nembang, the deputy parliamentary leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, said that the implementation of Constitution had achieved all success.
Formulation of more than 200 bills and amendments are great achievements, he said. “People are excited for the government drive for development that targets to achieve prosperity. Now, no political revolution is required in the country,” he said 
Nembang expressed that both the Houses of the federal parliament should focus on maintaining transparency and accountability in formulation of the fiscal budget, plans and programmers. 
Similarly, Anil Jha, the leader of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, demanded that the reports of different investigation committees should be made public. He accused the federal government of showing indifference to the plights of the tornado victims of Bara and Parsa districts. 
Former Prime Minister and the leader of the Naya Shakti Nepal Dr. Baburam Bhattarai congratulated the government for achieving above 6 per cent growth in the last three years. 
Dr. Bhattarai asked the government to focus on the sustainable growth. Citing lower industrial contribution to the national GDP, he said that the achieved growth couldn’t support the economy in the long run. 
“Continuous dialogues and detailed discussion on specific agenda are the beauty of democracy,” he said. 
Both the Houses on Monday passed condolence massages on the sad demises of former lawmakers RamKrishna Tamrakar, Diwakar Golchha and Rudra Mani Sharma Bhandari. 
Meanwhile, RSS adds: The government is set to table its policy and programmes for the Fiscal Year 2019/20 before the parliament on May 3. 
President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to read out the government’s policy and programmes in the Federal Parliament, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara informed the meeting of the House of Representatives today. 
The fourth session of the parliament began today itself. It closed after passing condolence proposals, mourning the demise of four former parliamentarians. The House of Representatives shall meet again at 15:00 hrs on May 3, Friday.