Economic development is govt’s priority: Bhattarai
During the meeting with cadres of the UCPN-Maoist at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar today, the Prime Minister said that the government was committed to forwarding the projects of economic development and prosperity continuously despite the political fluidity, his aide Prashanta Lamichhane quoted the Prime Minister as saying.
Saying the government was fully committed to forward the works of economic development and prosperity in a speedy manner, Prime Minister Bhattarai stressed that party rank and file should be involved with commitment to support the same.
He said that there will be no dearth of resources to the plans of national glory declared by the government, and clarified that the government has focused its attention to complete the projects of the national glory.
Saying the Investment Board was formed for the development of the country, the Prime Minister said that efforts have been made to attract national and international investment on the projects.
Bhattarai added that direction was given to the Investment Board to give continuity to the works of attracting national and international investments.
Prime Minister Bhattarai expressed the commitment that there will be no slowing down on economic agendas at any expense.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is likely to carry out inspection of the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project and Melamchi Water Supply Project today.
It is said that the Prime Minister is visiting there to carry out inspection of the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, being constructed with indigenous investment, and for necessary directions.
He said that it was necessary to give momentum to the Melamchi Water Supply Project to resolve problems of drinking water in Kathmandu.
The Prime Minister had directed to complete the road expansion works of Kathmandu before monsoon and it was believed that a long term problems of traffic jam and problems of pedestrians in Kathmandu will be resolved with the road expansion.
More than two dozen cadres of the party working in the Kathmandu valley had reached Baluwatar to meet the Prime Minister. RSS
12- NC, UML request President not to issue ordinances recommended by PM
Kathmandu, June 11: The Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (UML) have requested President Dr Ram Baran Yadav not to issue the ordinances recommended by Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai.
Top leaders of the NC and UML made such requests to the President saying that the government was a caretaker one.
It is said that Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai on Sunday had discussed with the President regarding latest political situation including issuing of ordinances.
Earlier, a meeting of the NC and UML held this morning had taken exception to the government move of issuing ordinance and decided to protest such move.
After the meeting NC Vice-president Ram Chandra Paudel said, “The President informed that decision will be taken based on constitution and political consensus.”
During the meeting, the President informed the top leaders of major political parties that he would take a final decision after holding discussions and considering the issues.
Talking to journalists, Paudel alleged the Maoist party of moving arbitrarily though the party has a key role for national consensus in the capacity of the largest political party.
Likewise, leader of UML Madhav Kumar Nepal said, “The caretaker Prime Minister has no rights to recommend the ordinances.”
In a separate press statement issued on the occasion, the NC and UML have said that attempt to rule the country through ordinances is a violation of democratic values and is ill-intentioned.
The statement further reads, “We request the President not to issue the ordinances recommended by the Prime Minister against the constitution and consensus.”
NC President Sushil Koirala and CPN (UML) Chairman Jhalanath Khanal have signed the statement.
NC President Koirala, Vice-chairman Paudel and UML Chairman Khanal, senior leader Nepal, among others, were present during the meeting with the President. RSS