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‘I changed political equation taking risk to make government effective’



Kathmandu, March 7: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has made it clear that he changed the power equation even by taking risk in order to make the government’s works effective.

The PM said so while putting his views on the latest political developments and in reply to the queries of lawmakers in the meeting of the House of Representatives today.

On the occasion, he said he had declared before this in the House that he would not remain in his post if he failed to prove his capability or to bring positive change and raise hope in the country, but he did not get support from some factions in the erstwhile ruling coalition for his commitment.

“I had been telling time and again that I was not satisfied with the government’s pace of work. I had two alternatives – either to protect my post by running an average and ad-hoc government or to work for nation building as per my political resolve even by risking the post. I chose the second option,” the PM said.

He maintained that although his step might seem reflective of uncertainty and unreliable one to some, it was in the interest of the country and the people.

The PM added that this would be proven from the government’s works and their result in the coming days.

“It is not that as a government we did not achieve notable results in various sectors. However, I wanted speed and dynamism. I was and am not in a state of confining myself in the cage of self-praise for the average results, he said, adding, “Colleagues (in the erstwhile ruling coalition) loved me as a person, but did not do me justice as a Prime Minister highly aspiring for change, good governance and prosperity.”

Likewise, Prime Minister Dahal said with the reconstitution of the government, questions raised upon Balkumari incident in the parliament have been addressed to some extent.

“The allegation that the government is not responsible towards the government is not true. Such allegation against the Prime Minister, who started question-answer session making a regular agenda in the parliament, is not acceptable,” he explained.

PM Dahal shared that discussion was underway under leadership of Joint-Secretary of the Home Ministry to resolve the problem of loan shark victims and activities are underway by forming a taskforce at the National Planning Commission to resolve problems of cooperative victims.

Similarly, Nepal Police has started process to take action against those involved in embezzlement of savings of the people by cooperatives after carrying out investigation, he added.

The Prime Minister said he had responded to many questions through change in political equation and reconstitution of the government.

Responding to queries raised by lawmakers earlier in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives, he stated that the issue of resignation of ministers was addressed automatically with government’s equation, as government’s opinion was sought on various issues in the meetings of the parliament held from February 18-March 1.

He further said with the change in political equation and reconstitution of the government, the questions of lawmakers related to these issues have already been answered. #Nepal


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