Nepal opposition parties slam Government policies

September 13th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Sept 13 (ANI): Nepals Constituent Assembly (CA) members criticised the programmes and policies of the government during the debate of the first days session on Friday.
Speaking at the Constituent Assembly meeting, Nepali Congress Vice President Ram Chandra Poudel said the government’’s programmes were unduly projecting long-term visions even though the current government is entrusted only for providing relief package to flood hit people, completing peace process and making a new Constitution for the republic of Nepal.
He said the current coalition government intended to put parliamentary system in danger and establish totalitarianism citing absence of words like parliamentary democracy and multi-party system in the programmes.
Poudel further said the government has not clarified about federalism and formation of a commission to work on it.
Raising objections at the plans to integrate the Maoists army into Nepal Army, he warned the government not to politicise the armed forces.
Leader of the Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Hridayesh Tripathy said the subject matter of Constituent Assembly must not be squeezed to one ministry referring to the creation of a new ministry named Ministry of State Restructuring.
He also urged the government to sincerely implement the agreement reached with the Madhesi groups in the past, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)

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