Lawmakers at the House of Representatives discuss budget. (Photo: RSS)
KATHMANDU: The main opposition party in the parliament, Nepali Congress, has remarked the budget goals as ‘almost unattainable’ for various reasons.
Speaking at the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday, party’s chief whip Bal Krishna Khand said that the budget is founded on loans. The existing revenue is less likely to suffice for general expenses.
“The trend of budget seems continuation of false promises,” Khand said, adding, “Some of the projects and their deadlines like the ones for Pokhara International Airport, fast track etc. are repeated every year.”
Similarly, NC lawmaker Prakash Man Singh lambasted the government for not paying enough attention towards the hazards created by coronavirus pandemic.
He pointed out that the budget has not heeded at the recommendation given by public expenses review commission, neither has it paid attention towards minimizing the unnecessary expenses.
He added that there are no concrete plans to complete the ongoing large and national pride projects.