KATHMANDU – Deliberations on the principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill (except tax) for the fiscal year 2022-23 is on in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives.
On the occasion, CPN (UML) lawmaker Bhim Bahadur Rawal objected over not taking initiatives to improve country’s economy. Saying attention has not been paid on agro products and its productivity, leader Rawal demanded to increase employment in the country and make arrangement of not hiring foreign workers.
He suggested that the country itself should construct large hydropower projects like Upper Karnali and West Seti hydropower projects, adding, “The government should pay special attention to maintain good governance.”
Similarly, Bishal Bhattarai of the same party objected over absence of Finance Minister Janardan Sharma in the discussion of principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill.
Saying his attention has been drawn towards it, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota ruled for the presence of the concerned minister. He directed other ministers present in the House to take notes until the Finance Minister arrives.