Rise above party thought to build the nation, says MP Tamang
Kathmandu. Nepali Congress leader and member of the House of Representatives Purna Bahadur Tamang has said that all political leaders should rise above their respective party notion to start building the nation.
Elected as a member of the House of Representatives from Ramechhap, Tamang said that not only those in the government and political parties but all the MPs have not been able to focus on the rights and interests of the people and for the prosperity of the country.
Tamang, who is also NC Ramechhap chair, ‘All the leaders talk about building the nation but there is no national consensus among them on this matter and hence it does not get implemented in practice.’
All parties should unite to investigate the truth about corruption and irregularities including the gold smuggling case, fake Bhutanese refugees, Lalita residence land case and bring the culprits involved in it to justice.
MP Tamang expressed his displeasure that some leaders were not investigated in some cases of corruption and said if corruption is to be checked strict and fair action is necessary. On a different note, Tamang expressed his displeasure with the Supreme Court’s suspension of the implementation of the MP Development Fund programme, commenting that it was a curtailment of legislative powers.
Born in Ramechhap in 2022 BS, Tamang entered politics from 2036 and after 2046 remains active in politics under the Congress party. Leader Tamang was elected district president of Ramechhap in the 14th general convention of the party.
Referring to the fact that MPs are not getting business as required and laws are not being formulated as per the people’s expectations, MP Tamang claimed that the government is currently a coalition government consisting of various parties and the opposition parties also obstructed the House.
Tamang said people’s representatives should participate in the discussions in the federal parliament in a disciplined and restrained manner. Since MPs are not only representatives of the people but also lawmakers, they should be able to convey a positive message through their presentation and conduct in the House, which will be recorded as history.
He said it is time to think seriously about the public comments about the increase in administrative expenses including salary and other perks provided to people’s representatives in federalism. It has started to raise questions about the justification of federalism.