Cooperative fraud issue: Task force meeting to draft ToR ends without consensus

Published On: May 23, 2024 07:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Next meeting scheduled for May 24

KATHMANDU, May 23: A task force set up to draft the Terms of Reference (TOR) for a parliamentary probe committee ended its meeting held in Singha Durbar on Thursday without consensus, due to the Nepali Congress (NC)’s stance on naming Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane in the mandate. 

Despite opposition from other parties, the NC remains steadfast in its demand. The task force is scheduled to reconvene on Friday morning to seek a resolution.

Chief Whip of CPN-UML Mahesh Bartaula and Chief Whip of Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) Santosh Pariyar said that the NC is likely to reconsider its demand to include Home Minister Lamichhane in the TOR.

The next meeting of the task force is scheduled for 7 AM on Friday, where they aim to finalize the TOR.

However, Jiwan Pariyar, the Deputy General Secretary of the NC, maintained that the party is firm on including Home Minister Lamichhane in the TOR and will not back down from this demand.

The task force is led by Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Padam Giri and includes lawmakers Shishir Khanal from Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP), Jeevan Pariyar from Nepali Congress, and Mahesh Bartaula from CPN-UML.


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