Lawmakers draw govt’s attention to current problems

24 Feb 2019, Kathmandu

Lawmakers have called the attention of the government to a host of subjects ranging from Melamchi drinking water project and explosion at Ncell towers.

Putting his view at a session of the National Assembly on Sunday, lawmaker Badri Prasad Pandey demanded completion of the Melamchi water project at the earliest. Likewise, Agam Prasad Bantawa demanded arrangements to fill vacant posts at Ilam Hospital and for an organic test of cardamom.

Failure to incorporate Nepal-India border issues by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG)’s report has hurt the spirit of Nepali people, complained Brishesh Chandra Lal. He also referred to the voices being raised to review the Nepal-India Friendship Treaty of 1950.

Ram Lakhan Chamar demanded a separate fund for the conservation and promotion of Ramgram Stupa of Nawalparashi, which he said, was the only place having the relic of Lord Buddha.

Bimala Ale Rana blamed that the office bearers of the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project were abusing the authority and were providing subsidy to those subscribing their political ideologies. She argued that by doing so, no farmers would be benefited.

Bimala Poudel asserted that the recent attacks on Ncell towers in various places across the country was not politically motivated rather there were terrorist and criminal activities. She said, “As the country was moving towards development and prosperity, attacks as such were attack on the while private sectors.”

Demand to take action against those leaving Nepali students at lurch

The lawmakers participating in the zero hours of the National Assembly have drawn attention of the government towards the stranded Nepali students in Australia, lawmakers piling pressure to illegally sell the land of Harisiddhi Brick and Tile Factory among other issues.

Anita Devkota demanded the consultants recommending the Nepali students to study in the AIBT College in Australia as the college is already scrapped leaving hundreds of students in limbo.

Similarly, Udaya Sharma demanded with the government to make public the details about the Harisiddhi Brick and Trick Factory that was sold by the government at a throw away price some 25 years ago. He was of the view that neither the government was paid the money nor the public could purchase bricks and tiles from the factory thereafter.

Khagendra Prasad Puri questioned the government why the Tribhuvan University had not issued approval for the afflation to the colleges in the Mid-Western and Far-western regions.

Taradevi Bhatta opined that the image of the country was collapsed in front of the international community due to its inability to identify the culprit.

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