Beauty of "lok­tantra”: Squeez­ing poor cit­i­zens?

People's Review - - FRONT PAGE - By Our Re­porter

We have acute short­age of de­vel­op­ment fund to in­vest in in­fras­truc­tural sec­tor de­vel­op­ment. Even by know­ing the re­al­ity, our "rev­o­lu­tion­ary" lead­ers have in­tro­duced such an ex­pen­sive po­lit­i­cal sys­tem, in which, we have to feed a large num­ber of po­lit­i­cal lead­ers with at­trac­tive salary, al­lowances and other fa­cil­i­ties. To feed these po­lit­i­cal lead­ers from the fed­eral struc­ture to the pro­vin­cial and lo­cal struc­ture, the gov­ern­ment has no other al­ter­nates ex­cept from im­pos­ing and in­creas­ing tax on ev­ery item and ev­ery sec­tor. The gov­ern­ment has in­tro­duced 13 per­cent VAT on in­ter­net ser­vice. Al­ready, Nepal's in­ter­net other coun­tries, it has be­come more ex­pen­sive af­ter the gov­ern­ment plan to im­pose tax on it. The gov­ern­ment has de­cided to in­crease tax by many folds while down­load­ing for­eign TV chan­nels. Ul­ti­mately, TV chan­nels will charge the in­creased down­load charge from their sub­scribers. While re­ceiv­ing ser­vices from the lo­cal body such as rec­om­men­da­tion for cit­i­zen­ship cer­tifi­cate, mar­riage and death ver­i­fi­ca­tion cer­tifi­cate, in­clud­ing in all ser­vices fee has been in­creased by many times more than in the past. There is noth­ing free that we re­ceive from the gov­ern­ment. The new def­i­ni­tion of so­cial­ism pre­scribed by our lead­ers could

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