Deliberation on no-trust motion underway in Parliament
July 23, 2016 01:28 PM NPT
Legislature-Parliament building (Republica file photo)
KATHMANDU, July 23: Discussions on the no-confidence motion registered against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli are underway at the Legislature-Parliament meeting on Saturday. The Parliament began discussions on the motion Friday in accordance with the Article 298 (13) of the Constitution and Rule 160(4) of the Legislature-Parliament Regulations.
Taking part in the discussions today, Nepali Congress leader Ramesh Lekhak said though constitutional and legal questions have been raised over the no-trust motion, this should be finalized on the basis of political decision.
In the parliamentary system, the parliament elects the executive chief and removes him/her if it feels the need for it, he said.
He questioned what the motive was behind the statement with a claim that it was not possible to make a PM and that too in a country practicing parliamentary system. He questioned further if we were not to work to discipline the parliament – which has been working as the base for the creation of history.
The parliament's major task is to form a government and its prime responsibility rests with changing the government, drafting laws and presenting budgets. Lekhak threw a satirical statement questioning 'what kind of constitution have we made that cannot change a PM and administer oath'.
He pointed out that the Constitution has made clear stipulations in the concerned article in regards to the election of the PM. He said the no-confidence motion was tabled as the PM failed to implement the constitution, speed up post-quake reconstruction, peace process and transitional justice.
Lekhak further said the CPN (Maoist Centre) – which had continued in capacity of a partner in the journey – had to quit the government due to the intransigence and greed of PM KP Sharma Oli.
He questioned again on the number of mechanism and law envisioned by the constitution and which should had been formed and formulated for constitution's implementation. RSS