Prime Minister Oli began his address by expressing condolence over the demise of National Assembly (NA) lawmaker Durga Prasad Upadhyaya, a Nepali Congress leader. The meeting, which was primarily scheduled for yesterday afternoon, had been rescheduled for today.
“Our federal democratic republic is taking shape,” said the Prime Minister as he started sharing the undertakings and achievements of the government during the last two years of its tenure. “We’ve made our presence felt not only in national politics but also in major international forums, representing Nepal in arenas it had never found space before.”
He focused on various aspects of development during his speech, including fiscal federalism, civil servants’ adjustment, establishment of new laws and amendment of old ones, social security, media council bill, implementation of constitution, economic growth of the nation, poverty rate, employment opportunities, infrastructure development, among others.