Nepal’s leaders univocal on economic development; too poor in implementation

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Chairman of Interim Election Council of Ministers and top leaders of major political parties have pledged to work together to materialize economic revolution in the country and lead the country towards prosperity.

Addressing the 47th general assembly of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) in the capital today, they said that political parties would not engage in leg pulling if the issues were concerned with economic activities.

On the occasion, Chairman of Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi said its high time to work for the nation building. He also defended the adjusted budget unveiled by the government on Tuesday but added that the budget in itself was not final for development.

However, many regard the political leaders’ commitments unbelievable.

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda had arrived the capital city from Baglung just for few hours to address the FNCCI program while NC President addressed the program in a video conference. Similarly, CPN (UML) Chairman Jhalanath Khanal, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Nepal) Upendra Yadav, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) Bikay Kumar Gachhadar expressed their opinions and claimed that they would work for economic prosperity as Nepal possess many potentials for development.

On the occasion, Prachanda said that minimum national consensus was needed in economic agendas.

Similarly, CPN (UML) Chairman Khanal said Nepal should learn from the models of economic development carried out by neighbouring countries China and India.

Likewise, NC President Koirala said the NC was always for economic development in the country.

During the program, FNCCI President Suraj Vaidhya urged the political parties to move ahead by making a minimum economic agenda for country’s development.

Similarly, top leaders of the major political have expressed their commitment to energy sector’s development.