The country has already been declared as a “loktnatra” and the constitution has stated the people as the sovereign power. Even though, for the first time after the introduction of this “loktantra”, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, time and again, repeated the word, “my government”. It sounded very odd not only for the critics of the government, but also for the ruling party leaders and MPs.
Some of the ruling party MPs remarked that these words should not be used in the government policy and programmes.
Co-chairman of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal, Pushpakamal Dahal also remarked that he was unaware about the use of such words.
Nevertheless, PM KP Sharma Oli claimed that the present government is the government of the President.
Oli said that such a practice is existed in other countries and even in India the government’s plans are presented in this manner.
However, NC leader Dr Sekhar Koirala said that the Indian constitution explains that the executive power shell be with the President, which shell be enjoyed by the Prime Minister. Therefore, he has argued that the Indian President is right to say his government, not our President.
Be that as it may, the word “my government” became viral in the social networks very soon.