Lawmakers demand investigation into audio tape scandal
February 26, 2020 04:28 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government towards various contemporary issues in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR).
During the zero hour, lawmaker Rekha Kumari demanded the government to investigate into audiotape scandal of outgoing Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota.
Similarly, Bhawani Prasad Khapung stressed the need of taking stern action against those involved in corruption. HoR members Rajendra Prasad Gautam, Ram Bahadur Bista and Bimala Nepali drew the government's attention to save the country's border areas.
Likewise, Maheshwar Jung Gahatraj and Mayadevi Neupane pointed out the need for further coordination between the government and Parliament while Mina Subba raised the question of why the government has remained silent on the Gokul Banskota audiotape scandal.
Another lawmaker Mina Pandey drew the government's attention towards delay in the election of Deputy-Speaker of HoR.
Lawmakers—Yagya Bahadur Bogati, Yagya Raj Sunuwar, Rangamati Shahi, Ram Bahadur Budha Chhetri, Rajendra Kumar KC, Renuka Gurung, and Laxman Lal Karna, among others, also drew government's attention on contemporary issues.