The main challenger party in the Federal Parliament, the Nepali Congress, has declared that the annual budget launched by the government has failed to infuse excitement among the people.
An assembly of the NC Parliamentary Party kept at its office Singha Durbar on Thursday concluded that the fiscal budget for 2019/20 had failed to respect people’s needs and desires.
After the conference, NC chief whip in the House Of Representatives BAL Krishna Khand declared the meeting concluded that the government had unsuccessful to address the people’s needs and requirements in the budget.
“The budget goals to add loans on the people instead of improving productivity, employment chance and expediting the country’s growth and construction,” he declared.
The party termed the budget as ‘distributive .’
“So the budget would neglect to make the country developed and prosperous,” he declared.
The opposition party declared the budget would increase administrative expense rather than expediting the development projects.
“As the government in its budget has approved a one-third percent loan initially, the budget will only add loans to the citizens. The budget will not be fruitful in expediting development campaigns. It cannot create employment either. The trade deficit will reduce but the productivity will not increase,” Khand declared.
Khand said his party would stage protests if the Constituency Growth Fund allocated in the name of lawmakers will be abused or misappropriated.
In the meantime, NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba said the government was not in favor of federalism.
Speaking at a conversation entitled ‘Challenges of Federalism Implementation” organized by the NC’s Central Policy Study and Training Academy, he stated the government had not laid emphasis on the budget for the execution of federalism. He also accused the government of not being in favor of democracy both.
Deuba called NC chiefs and workers to be ready to fight if the incumbent government fully became autocratic.
He accused the government of stripping the rights of the State Government provisioned in the Constitution.