Discussion on the budget for the fiscal year 2018/19 is underway in today’s meeting of the National Assembly.
Taking part in the discussion, parliamentarian Khimlal Devkota said that the budget was in favour of country’s development and prosperity.
He said, “The budget seems a progressive one while analyzing the people’s expectation and country’s economic condition. But when will the commitment of providing Rs 5,000 monthly social allowance to the senior citizens mentioned in the manifesto would be implemented.”
Devkota also drew the attention of the Prime Minister and Finance Minister saying the budget has not mentioned about the land ownership and houses to landless squatters.
Similarly, another parliamentarian Radheshyam Adhikari said that the lawmakers of the ruling parties have raised the question either we are committed or lagging behind over the issue of state restricting and the budget allocated for the office of the Prime Minister has proved it.
Raising the question why Court is needed if at least one per cent budget is not allocated for judiciary, He said, “Law should be at the top of all to save the federalism and republicanism. Constitutional supremacy should be respected.”
Likewise, Kali Bahadur Malla said that the budget has tried to address internal-dispute of economic sector.
Discussion on the budget is still on.