Lawmakers demand probe into Speaker's 'journalists are on sale' statement

Published On: March 19, 2023 05:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 19: In the parliament meeting on Sunday, lawmakers protested against the statement made by Speaker Devraj Ghimire that 'journalists are on sale'.

Talking to the representative of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) who came to meet Speaker Ghimire on Friday, he made the statement that journalists are on sale.

Speaking in the parliament meeting on Sunday, the lawmakers protested against that statement of Speaker Ghimire.

Nepali Congress lawmaker Ram Hari Khatiwada said that the statement made by the head of the legislature has attacked the freedom of the press. He drew the attention of the speaker saying that the speech of the speaker has abused the freedom of the press.

Similarly, Prem Suwal, lawmaker from Nepal Workers and Peasants’ Party, demanded that the Speaker should form an investigation committee to find out which journalists are on sale. He mentioned that the issue raised by the speaker is a matter of public importance. 

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