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RSS Lawmaker: Govt. Must Be Responsible

2023 Oct 03, 14:10, Kathmandu

Nepali Congress leader and member of House of Representatives, Dilli Raj Panta, has argued that the government has not been able to carry out activities as per the people's expectations as it has been more responsible towards its party, leaders and cadres.

Lawmaker Panta said, "All political leaders should focus their attention on the welfare of the nation and making the country prosperous being raised above partisan interest." Talking with RSS, Panta of the Nepali Congress, elected to HoR from Kailali constituency-5 expressed the view that all political parties should be united to bring the guilty under the ambit of law after carrying out investigation on recent corruption and irregularities cases in the country.

Saying the incumbent government is looking like a government of the party rather than of the people and it has become failure to carry out effective activities, lawmaker Panta suggested the government to work in favour of the people and positive message could be disseminated among the people towards parties, leaders and cadres if the government becomes accountable towards the people.

He further said ministers are remaining silent on the issues raised in the parliament after the government is found more accountable towards its party, leaders and cadres rather than the people.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court's decision of banning the implementation of Constituency Development Fund, the lawmaker commented that it has curtailed the legislative right and added that it was against the state's principle of separation of powers. The first priority of the lawmakers is to formulate laws, he stressed.

Born in 2012 BS in Kailali district, Panta had started political career from Nepal Student Union in 2030 and later joined the active politics of the Nepali Congress. He passed his SLC exam from jail.

During the 1990s people's movement, Pant remained underground and was actively involved in rural areas. Despite his continuous engagement in Nepali Congress politics since then, he has never pursued party posts. He played an active role in the 2062-63 BS (2006) second people's movement and was initially elected to the Sudur Paschim Province Assembly from the Kailali constituency-5 (B) during the 2017 elections.

Currently, he serves as a representative for the party's general convention.

In response to a query about the House's performance and its legislative role, he acknowledged that the House has been lacking sufficient business to meet expectations.

The House appears to be more focused on zero and special hours. In addition to this, opposition parties frequently obstruct House proceedings on various issues, which has overall impeded the House's essential functions. Furthermore, it has failed to effectively address the daily lives and contemporary issues of the people, according to the lawmaker

 He believes that representatives should participate in House proceedings in a respectful and disciplined manner. Similarly, he said it is also wrong to demand unarchiving of any statement that fails to serve the interest of any particular party from the parliamentary recordings, adding that such practice is capable of infringing on the people's right to freedom of expression.

His assessment is that there have been no significant improvements in people's lives even after the 1990s movement, highlighting the need to address the situation. In the past, Nepal used to be a food exporter, but now it heavily depends on food imports. "It needs collective efforts to advance toward achieving the goal of prosperity." ---


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