NA members put their questions on budget’s priority

Taking part in the Appropriation Bill 2077 in today’s National Assembly (NA) meeting, the lawmakers have called for clarity on the country’s needs and priority in the budget. Some lawmakers have expressed their regret towards budget allocation in education, health, culture and agriculture sectors. Lawmaker Dr Beduram Bhusal of Nepal Communist Party said that the budget not sufficient for the transforming the culture though it is balanced in general to guide the country during the time of pandemic COVID-19. Dr Bhusal expressed his displeasure for budget allocation for maintenance and infrastructure development of temples. He said that budget has been allocated for the development of 203 temples. “Is the government’s priority to build temples or schools,” he asked. He further elaborated that schools development and academic development is the need of the hour. 
Dr Bhusal also said that the budget failed to point out the tourism destinations in the States though government policy and programmes had some points about this. He objected for not allocating budget for memorial park to be built in memory of Pushpalal Shrestha, founder of Nepal’s Communist Party, and martyr Gangalal Shrestha at their birthplace at Bhangeri of Ramechhap, and memorial park of BP Koirala to be constructed at Dumja of Sindhuli.
Similarly, Agam Prasad Bantawa Rai of NCP said that the government should inv