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NA members draw govt's attention to contemporary issues

2021 Aug 10, 15:04, Kathmandu
Lawmakers participate in the National Assembly meeting held at federal Parliament building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Photo: RSS

National Assembly members have drawn the attention of the government to work seriously to address contemporary issues. 

The NA members focused on drawing the government's attention to preventing corruption and irregularities, controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating monsoon related disasters.

Speaking in the special hour in today's meeting, NA members demanded the government to rehabilitate those affected by landslides and floods and to provide appropriate compensation to them.

On the occasion, Tara Devi Bhatta of the Nepali Congress asked the government to provide compensation to the victims of the natural disasters citing that it has made considerable havoc across the nation.

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

Similarly, NC's Ramesh Jung Rayamajhi 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 Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba would carry out activities in favour of the people in days ahead, urging NA members 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 finalise 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 urged the government to manage appropriate relief for the victims of Darchula Tuin incident. She suggested managing anti-COVID-19 vaccines to the students who were appearing in the examination including class XII.

Similarly, lawmaker Agam Prasad Bantawa Rai drew the attention of the government relating to the issues of the 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 land. She said that the landless squatters along the Nepal-India border have been facing hardship therefore the 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 trend was found increasing of late.

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

NC 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.


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