Chief Minister of Gandaki State Prithvi Subba Gurung has said the State government was functioning on the basis of existing laws. Addressing the fifth winter session of the State Assembly on Wednesday, he argued that government was focused on addressing the basic needs of people and accelerating development activities.
Address to people's need and activities for country's prosperity are present needs, he reminded, adding that people need are as per the spirit of federalism. "In the first year of the Assembly, the government prepared a base for the implementation of federalism. Necessary laws were formulated," he added.
The CM expressed belief that both the ruling and opposition political parties would devote to development and prosperity. He informed that the State government had requested the federal government for the demarcation of the Fewa Lake.
Similarly, for opening the Hima Griha and Ratna Temple of Pokhara for public, recommendation was made to the federal government and Nepal Trust. Such property would be utilized by the State government rather than private sector.
CM Gurung also shared the information on the activities the State government carried out in the previous year and sessions.
On the occasion, leader of the opposition party, Krishna Chandra Nepali, however, said the present government failed to meet the people's expectations. Democracy can't be strong in absence of press freedom, he added.
State Assembly member Krishna Thapa said Nepali people do not accept Indian interference. The interference on nationalism and sovereignty can not be tolerated, he stressed. The arrogance of ruling party and listlessness of opposition have made democracy and federalism mere show, he argued.
Another member of the State Assembly, Harisharan Acharya, said time has come to make collective resolution for State's prosperity.
Source: National News Agency Nepal