NC must be given post of speaker, says NC leader Basnet

Published On: October 17, 2019 06:53 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Central committee member of main opposition Nepali Congress Mohan Basnet has claimed that his party must get the post of speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR).

Speaking at a program in the capital on Thursday, Basnet who is also the former minister said that Congress rightly deserves the post of speaker as there is a constitutional provision of electing speaker and deputy speakers from different parties.

The post of speaker has remained vacant after Krishna Bahadur Mahara stepped down from his post on October 1 following allegations of sexually harassing a female staff at Parliamentary Secretariat.

On a different note, he stressed the need for implementing agreements reached between Nepal and China during the recent state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal.

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