Ex-finance ministers for economic revolution after new statute

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Kathmandu, Dec. 2: Former finance ministers have said that the agenda of economic revolution should be taken ahead by drafting the new constitution within a year as per the commitments made by the political parties before the Constituent Assembly polls.

At an interaction programme organized by the Media International here today, the ex-finance ministers and business leaders said that the issues of economic agendas and constitution writing should be taken ahead simultaneously by constituting the new government without indulging in unproductive debates.

They opined that a stable government should be formed to create an investment-friendly environment in the country.

On the occasion, former finance minister and Nepali Congress leader Dr Ram Sharan Mahat said that people’s aspirations would be shadowed if the political parties engage merely in political wrangling.

He said that the parties should unite for constitution writing by forming a consensus government by quitting the unproductive debates.

Saying that the country would move towards progress only after economic wellbeing and prosperity, former finance minister Dr Mahat said policy for economic growth should be implemented for investment-friendly environment to promote foreign investments.

Likewise, another ex-finance minister Mahesh Acharya said that focus should be laid on economic revolution by drafting a democratic constitution in the stipulated timeframe.

“A stable government should be formed to create investment-friendly environment to set up a new trend for country’s development. The government will bring and implement its policy in five years. This would bring about a drastic change within 5 to 10 years,” Acharya added.

Likewise, CPN (UML) leader and ex-finance minister Surendra Pandey said that the parties should raise the issues relating to economic issues, not the ethnic issues, as all parties have committed to drafting the new constitution within a year.

Also speaking at the programme, chairman of Nepal Chamber of Commerce Surendra Basnet said that the country would not get an outlet if the parties indulge in power game like before by disrespecting the people’s verdict. RSS

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