Govt could not live up to public expectation: Dr Bhattarai

Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Parliamentary Reporters' Forum

POKHARA, Feb 15: Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai said tjat the incumbent government has failed to take headways as per the people’s expectations.

At a face-to-face program organized by Parliamentary Reporters’ Forum Gandaki Province on Friday, Dr Bhattarai noted that the public have anticipated much from the government as it was constituted following the establishment of federal democratic republic.

Though the government is much needed to take giant leaps in development to live up to people’s aspirations, its current pace is very generic and sluggish.

He also criticized the government for not doing concrete to consolidate the economy.

Saying that the prevalence of poverty and unemployment is increasing over the time, he pointed out the need to level up the two-digit economic growth rate for two decades so as to reach average per capita income to Rs 10,000.

Attaining prosperity is not possible without attracting investments from private sector, Dr Bhattarai said there is no option but to gradually enable environment for investment.

The former PM also highlighted the importance of road infrastructure development for prosperity and suggested the government to lay emphasis on the construction of Koshi, Kaligandaki and Karnali corridors. RSS