Government’s action sluggish: Mahat

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat has criticized own party government for acting sluggishly and claimed that the criticism reflected the concerns of party members in ensuring the success of Sushil Koirala led government.

Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters Club Nepal on Sunday, Mahat called on the government to press on implementing important development projects like the Kathmandu-Terai Fast Track, Nijgad International Airport, Mahakali Integrated Irrigation Hydropower, Sunkoshi Hydropower projects, among others.

He further suggested that the government should table budget with special budget for local level elections, increase in old age allowance among others. While conceding that the government has not been able to make substantial progress in drafting the constitution, he called on the government to play an active and effective role in the constitution drafting process.