Lawmaker's use of "offensive word" during Parliament meeting denounced
August 16, 2017 06:15 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, August 16: Occasional tendency of lawmakers hurling "offensive words" at each other during Legislature-Parliament meeting has come under criticism. At today's meeting, lawmakers voiced concern about the use of offensive words by their counterparts.
CPN-UML lawmaker Mamata Giri's implicit utterance of only 'people of monkey nature' would reject a proposal of public importance has come under fire. At the meeting, she was defending a proposal of public importance presented by the UML. "I strongly objected to the word 'monkey' referring to people, which goes against parliamentary conduct. I demanded to Speaker that the word be removed from record," said lawmaker Ram Hari Khatiwada responding to the comment by Giri.
Following this, Nepali Congress lawmaker Narayan Bahadur Karki who undertook the responsibility of Speaker in the absence of Speaker directed the Secretariat employees to remove the word.
Likewise, an implicit question raised by Yogendra Chaudhary of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik); how is it appropriate for a party (indicating the UML) which would previously compare the issue of Tarai with Bihar, to put forward a proposal of public importance concerning flooding in Tarai Madhes? ws also denounced.
Responding to the comment, UML lawmaker Bhim Rawal expressed concern over it while claiming that the UML has never made such remark. RSS