NA meeting: Lawmakers urge government to give alternative to petroleum products


May 26, 2022


NA meeting: Lawmakers urge government to give alternative to petroleum products

Lawmakers attend National Assembly meeting on Thursday.

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have suggested the government to give alternative to petroleum products and traditional skill during the discussion held on government’s policies and programs for coming fiscal year 2022/23 in Thursday’s meeting of the National Assembly.

They asked the government to pay its attention on different issues, including to provide chemical fertilizer on time, to establish fertilizer factory in the country, to pay attention on national pride projects, to resolve problems of landless squatters, to pay attention on providing quality education.

Some of the lawmakers put forth their views in favor of the government’s policies and programs while some others expressed their dissatisfaction towards it.

On the occasion, lawmaker of the CPN (Unified Socialist), Jayanti Devi Rai, said that though the government’s policies and programs are good, the government has to pay its attention in increasing the use of electricity as the alternative to petroleum products in the policies and programs.

Similarly, Bhuwan Bahadur Sunar of the CPN (Maoist Center) suggested the government should give tax exemption on raw materials brought from abroad in order to modernize indigenous and traditional profession. There should be government’s program to preserve traditional skill, profession, art and culture, added Sunar.

Tul Prasad Bishwokarma of Rastriya Janamorcha asked the government to dismiss the provincial system and to spend its budget in development as restructuring of the state has increased expenses.

Likewise, Maya Prasad Sharma of the CPN (Maoist Center) said that it was good to give more attention in tourism and agriculture in government’s policies and programs. Gomadevi Timilsina of CPN (Unified Socialist) said that the government’s policies and programs have to pay attention to bring Bansbari Leather and Shoes Factory, Janakpur Cigarette Factory it into operation again.

Similarly, Tulasa Kumari Dahal of the CPN (UML) shared that she felt that the government brought the policies and programs against the people’s sentiments and the government has not paid attention on the issue for the resolution of problems that could surface during rainy season.

Nanda Chapai of the CPN (Unified Socialist), Prakash Pantha of the Nepali Congress, Radhe Shyam Paswan, Gopi Bahadur Sarki (Achhami) of the CPN (Maoist Center), Indu Kadariya of the CPN (UML) and Anita Devkota of the Nepali Congress also took part in the discussion on government’s policies and programs.

The NA will meet next at 11:00 am on May 27.