Reporters Club Event: Former Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and central committee member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has dismissed allegations made by the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) as baseless. He also said that ” the NCP is moving forward smoothly with its own pace”.
Speaking at a special interaction program organized at the Reporters Club last week, the former DPM said that “NC alleges that we are involved in corruption and lack of vision, but there is no truth to these allegations”.
“Our government has worked for the sake of nationalism, administration, and development taking Nepal forward to the path of prosperity. I want to reiterate what I said earlier that there is no truth in the criticism and allegations of the Nepali Congress and the other opposition parties”.
The former DPM also agreed and accepted that the government was not able to match the speed of the aspirations of the people. He said “the government has not been able to match the expectations of the people, and we understand this aspect, but that does not mean that the government has not been able to do anything. Not all is lost and the allegations are false”.
He spoke about the Nepali Congress is in the highest number of times taking charge of the administration. “There is no point accusing us, the NC has been in the government for all these years. There were also not able to take the country toward development, and nothing had drastically changed in their tenure. We currently are performing well. There are social security and various services that we have added for the people. Providing relief packages has increased under our government”.
“Our government is working towards curbing corruption. With the 2/3rd majority government, we have extensive support from the general public. On the issue of land encroachment by India, we have taken a strong stand, and we will work towards resolving the issue taking concrete steps. We will make sure to utilize diplomatic means and work to resolve the issue at the earliest. There will be a long term solution to the dispute”.
The former DPM also said that the government is moving in the agenda of development and prosperity for the people of the country. “There is no problem in infrastructure development, power is being generated, and talks of further developing railways, waterways, and roadways are on the line”.
“The government will work towards ending unemployment and poverty. In order to achieve that we have to transform agriculture, tourism, industry, education and health sectors. We have to bring our people back to work here in the country. This will be possible in the future. There is a favorable environment being set for investment”.
Finally, the former DPM also spoke about the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives which has been vacant since the resignation of the previous speaker. He said that a new speaker will be elected soon, and the winter session of parliament will begin shortly.