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Political stability ahead!

The Nepal Weekly
March 21, 2023

By TNW correspondent

With Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal securing his position well in Singha Durbar, political stability could now be expected in the country, said senior politicians. “The scenario suggests that the government and parliament would now be better able to show competence in performance.”

“The new alliance appears to be better structured, more seasoned and well thought and it will be able to produce results as per the expectation of voters of 2022 polls,” observed a media analyst, adding “the expansion of cabinet will be completed soon and it will begin functioning effectively in the best interest of the people.”

According to a former parliamentarian, “people’s problems got unattended for quite some time. They were not addressed first because of the election mood and later they were ignored because politicos concentrated on tackling issues related to personal politics of leaders and delicate political balancing required in a hung parliament.”

PM Prachanda, noted a political analyst, has now opportunity to show what he intended to do as Prime Minister in the second cycle of federalism-practice in the country. “There is now no obstacle for him in this regard. “His keen desire to be PM for the third time should now be translated into visible action or process.”

Political parties represented in the parliament should also come forward and contribute to effective legislation exercises. “ Some new laws have to be formulated  to answer the need of changing Nepali society and a number of old laws have to be amended. The process to make government really accountable to the parliament should be made more effective.

Parliamentarians should also contribute to making all constitutional bodies and institutions essential for democratic practices more independent and professional.

People expect much from parliamentarians, said a senior leader urging the fresh members of parliament could lead the process of making parliament more effective in future particularly in making laws to discourage corruption, red-tapeism, favouritism, abuse of authority through personalization of public offices.