Discussions over various subjects related to seven different ministries under the Appropriation Bill were held at the Legislature-Parliament session today.
The subjects under deliberations are in connection with the Ministry of Information and Communications, Health, Land Reform and Management, Agriculture, Industry, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Youth and Sports Ministry.
Prem Suwal of Nepal Workers' and Peasants' Party (NWPP) presented a proposal at the session for slashing the expenditure of the related ministries under various topics.
On the occasion, Nepali Congress lawmaker, Dr Minendra Rijal, demanded immediate annulment of the Online Media Operation Directive 2073 with accusation that government had introduced it by infringing upon Good Governance Act. He further warned that the Directive curtailed rights enshrined in the new constitution.
CPN (UML) lawmaker, Keshav Badal, said the budget focused on industrial development and spoke of the need to modernize agricultural sector.
CPN (Maoist) Centre's Hit Raj Pandey pressed for building sports venue in every villages, small-scale industrialization as per the production capability of the villages and attracting youths to agriculture.