Mixed response to policy and programmes

Kathmandu- Leaders of various political parties have given mixed reaction to the policy and programs of the government for the coming financial year. President Ramchandra Paudel tabled the policy and programmes at the joint sitting of the Federal Parliament earlier today. The parliamentarians of the ruling party have defended the program calling it positive and transformative, while the leaders of the opposition party call it conventional and not so promising. CPN (Maoist Center) leader Madhav Sapkota said that the policies and programs are good overall, while emphasizing on its implementation. Stating that self-employment as well as programmes focused on the youth are good, MP Sapkota said the major step now is to introduce the budget according to policies and programs and the will of the government to implement them.

Vice-president of Rastriya Swatantra Party, Dr Swarnim Wagley, said that dozens of reforms have been put forward and the possibility of its linkage with the budget has increased. The idea in the form of the policy and programmes needs to be realised through the budget. CPN (US) leader Rajendra Pandey described that the policy and program as a routine duty held every year. "The policy program is not meant to give enthusiasm to the people and address the current political situation." Meanwhile, leader of the main opposition, NC, Chandra Bhandari said that policies and programs have included similar themes for 34 years of multi-party system in Nepal. "If only 20 percent of the policies and programs are implemented, the country would have taken leaps towards prosperity", he said.

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