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'Political instability affects national development'
Kathmandu, Feb 9: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that the development of the nation has been affected due to political instability. While receiving a memorandum submitted by All Nepal Women Association (Revolutionary), a sister wing of CPN-Maoist today, PM Koirala said all should be oriented towards developmental activities by giving up agitation and protests.
The Association submitted the memo to PM Koirala demanding legal provision of health, education and employment for women.
On the occasion, PM Koirala said that no youth will have to go for foreign employment if the natural resources were utilized properly in the country. He added that foreign investors would be attracted in the country after the promulgation of the new constitution.
The Prime Minister also pointed out the need of promulgating the new constitution on the basis of consensus to institutionalize the achievements of the peoples' movement of 2062/63 BS. 'Give and take' should be the way rather than threat and violence for a consensus, PM Koirala said.
On the occasion, Minister for Law Narahari Acharya said the Ministry was doing its best as provided by its capacity and termed the demand of the Association as appropriate.
Six months into office, Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa has launched a series of policy reforms in the health sector. A popular youth leader of the Nepali Congress, Thapa has pulled up his weight to carve a similar image as minister. Many of his welfare decisions are intended to benefit the poor,...