While taking part in the deliberations lawmaker Subas Nembang said the policy and programme was excellent.
He cited a line from a famous Nepali song “Phoolko Aankhama Phoolai Sansara” as a metaphor of the policy and programme. He added that ruling side sees it good while opposition views it bad and that was the beauty of democracy.
He further argued that it was time to lead the nation on the way to prosperity meeting the public needs and demands.
Referring the constitution, he said that the constitution is a common document for all and it could be changed as per time and necessity. He further said that it was promulgated by forging consensus among all.
Leader Nembang said that the Prime Minister has frequently urged the opposition for working together to meet the public aspiration of development therefore consensus was utmost.
Nepali Congress’ Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar criticized the government’s policy and programme as failing to incorporate important aspects like physical infrastructure, social development, tourism, agriculture and water resources.
CPN’s lawmaker Dev Gurung said the upcoming budget should include the policy and programme, while pointing out that it was the basis for realising ‘prosperous Nepal, happy Nepalis’.
Lawmaker from Rastriya Janata Party Mahendra Raya Yadav termed the policy and programme as ambitious, while stressing political stability for development.
He said the policy and programme is mum over providing relief to the families of martyrs and those killed in Tarai-Madhes movements.
Saying the size of budget for Madhes is being decreased, he called for allocating budget by population size and geography.