NA members draw government’s attention on various contemporary issues

Kathmandu, Aug 10. National Assembly members have drawn the attention of the government to work seriously for preventing corruption and irregularities, controlling COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating the monsoon related disasters.

Speaking in the special hour of today’s NA meeting, they demanded the government to rehabilitate those affected from landslide and flood as well as provide appropriate compensation to them.

On the occasion, Tara Devi Bhatta of the Nepali Congress asked the government to provide appropriate compensation to the victims of landslide and flood as it has made massive destruction across the nation.

Pointing out the need of long-term plan to minimize losses, she also urged the government to resolve the problems seen with India in a diplomatic manner.

Similarly, Ramesh Jung Rayamajhi of the same party shared that the alliance of the ruling parties has already released the common minimum programme for the development of the nation as well as to stop the government from carrying out wrong activities.

He expressed the belief that Sher Bahadur Deuba would carry out activities in favour of the people in days ahead, urging to let the Deuba-led government to work.

Likewise, Maya Prasad Sharma of the CPN (Maoist Centre) opined that the country could not make development as per the expectation until corruption, irregularities and dillydallying are root out.

He also urged the government to finalize the remaining task of the peace process. Khimlal Bhattarai of the CPN (UML) mentioned that it was unfortunate not to get full shape by the government even after one month of its formation.

Lawmaker Bimala Ghimire has urged the government to manage appropriate relief to the victims of Darchula Tuin incident. She also opined to manage anti COVID-19 vaccines to the students who were appearing the examination including grade 12 graders.

Similarly, lawmaker Agam Prasad Bantawa Rai drew the attention of government relating to the issues of Team Garden in Ilam. He also asked to disclose the fact whether the team garden is paying tax or not.

Likewise, Tualasa Kumari Dahal said that the government was found not serious regarding the issues of landless squatters as it abruptly dissolved the Commission related to them. She said that the landless squatters in Nepal-India border sides were facing hardship therefore government should be serious to resolve their issues.

Udaya Sharma urged the government to take effective policy to end violence against women. She also urged the artists not to use vulgar and inappropriate words hurting the sentiment of women as such trent was found increasing of late.

Thagendra Prasad Puri urged the government to immediately release COVID-19 insurance fund as beneficiaries were not getting it since long.

Meanwhile, speaking in the ‘zero hour’ of the National Assembly meeting today, most of the lawmakers demanded that the government should take initiatives for providing appropriate compensation to the family of Jay Singh Dhami, who went missing after falling into the Mahakali river while crossing it through a tuin (rope bridge). It is alleged that the Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) personnel cut the cord of the rope bridge while Dhami was crossing the river when going to India from Darchula district.

They also reminded the government to take initiation for returning Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulek areas, the Nepali territories encroached upon by India, after the government last year issued a new political map of Nepal incorporating these territories.

The lawmakers called on the government to hold ‘meaningful’ diplomatic dialogue with India on these issues.
The lawmakers speaking in the zero hour were CPN (UML)’s Deepa Gurung, Nainakala Ojha, Nanda Chapain.
Chapain also demanded that the government should pay attention to curbing the ‘rising’ cases of violence against women.

Nepali Congress lawmaker Prakash Panta voiced that the people with disabilities were still deprived of their rights and the government should take measures to address their problems. RSS