The government had presented the policies and programmes in the parliament on May 21.
Seventeen MPs including Dr Minendra Rijal of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, presented the amendment proposals which state that honorific words were not used while referring to the Speaker and the National Assembly chair in the government’s policies and programmes statement delivered to parliament by the President.
It is stated in the amendment proposal that the ‘offensive word’ used in addressing the Speaker and the National Assembly chair in the policies and programmes statement should be changed and ‘decent word’ used in consonance with the provision, letter and spirit of the Constitution of Nepal and as per the existing tradition.
Surendra Kumar Yadav, Renuka Gurung, Pradip Yadav and Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal have in the amendment proposal they registered called for incorporating the point, ‘The constitution would be amended on the basis of national consensus,’ in the government’s policies and programmes.
Similarly, they have demanded to add the line, ‘This government shall remain steadfast in the protection, consolidation and the right use of the federal democratic republic, the proportional inclusion, territorial autonomy and self-governance, inclusive democracy and secularism,’ instead of ‘shall remain steadfast in the protection, consolidation and right use of democracy’.
MPs Anil Kumar Jha and Laxman Lal Karna of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal have proposed amendment to the policies and programmes on various topics including incorporating the term, ‘It is the responsibility of the government to provide for the famy of the martyrs.
Twenty three lawmakers from various parties have registered amendment proposals on more than 16 points of the government’s policies and programmes.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari had presented the government’s policies and programmes in an address to the joint session of parliament on May 21.