Congress leader Thapa seeks PM's resignation

Published On: February 25, 2020 04:21 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa on Tuesday urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to step down from the post.

Speaking at the meeting of the House of Representatives, Thapa argued that the prime minister lacks required ability to take the helm of the government.

"Although PM Oli currently has numerical strength at the House to run the government, he has lost required ability to do so. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the country and the ruling Nepal Communist Party if the prime minister takes rest now," Thapa said.

Thapa who is also the central committee member of the party sought the prime minister's clarification on multiple issues including immediate past Information Minister Gokul Baskota's alleged involvement in seeking bribe while procuring security printing from a Swiss company. "Can the prime minister give answer on these serious questions before the parliament?" he questioned.

Thapa also urged Speaker Agni Sapkota to draw the attention of the government and the prime minister over recent corruption scandals. "The speaker should have ability to summon the prime minister on the contemporary issues," he said.

Leader Thapa also raised question on the ruling NCP's informal decision to form a panel to do its homework for amending the constitution to allow upper house members to become prime minister.

In another context, Thapa also criticized the prime minister's recent birthday celebrations. "Many have raised question on the PM's ostentatious birthday celebration in his home town. The birthday celebration was like that of the former monarchs. It was too extravagant and lavish," Thapa said.


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