NA endorses government policies and programmes

KATHMANDU: The National Assembly, Upper House in the bicameral Federal Parliament of Nepal, has passed government's new policies and programmes with majority.

A meeting of the NA held on May 27 at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor, passed policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on May 21 had presented policies and programmes to the joint sitting of the Federal Parliament.

Prior to endorsement, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli replied to queries of lawmakers regarding policies and programmes. Following his reply, Radheshyam Adhikari, Brisheshchandra Lal, Jitendra Narayan Dev, Pramila Kumari and Anita Devkota sought clarification about his replies.

Proposals presented by Surendra Raj Pandey of the Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal's Brisheshchandra Lal, seeking amendment to the document, were rejected by majority while Pramila Kumari withdrew her proposal.

In the meeting, Prime Minister pledged to address issues of natural disasters and people's problems.