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No to populist policies

Nasik Swami
Friday, August 01, 2014

THE National Federation Party says it will not engage in populist policies.

Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said the party's focus was to address serious short-term issues such as cost of living and unemployment so that it could have medium to long term impact on people.

"What political parties should not do is engage themselves in populist policies such as free water," Mr Prasad said.

He said every citizen should be provided with water.

"Whether it comes from government funding as part of government infrastructure or it comes through a funded program but the real objective is to provide water to all the people of this country and people of this country won't mind paying a little bill for good and quality water.

"For me, the priority will be to get water to as many people throughout the country so that we have piped water and clean water available to every citizen."








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