NC objects to govt's decision to prorogue House session

Published On: April 14, 2024 05:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 14: The main opposition party, the Nepali Congress (NC), has objected to the government's decision to conclude the current session of the Federal Parliament. A meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party held today said that serious attention has been drawn to the recommendation made by the government to prorogue the current budget session while there is enough time for the budget session.

While sharing the decision of the meeting, NC Chief Whip Ramesh Lekhak said that this decision of the government is undemocratic and against the parliamentary values and practices.

According to him, the NC has criticized and condemned the government's decision. "In the House, all the opposition parties have been raising the issue of misappropriation of the funds of cooperativeS. The ministers in the government are accused of being involved in the misappropriation of the funds of cooperatives. So, we have been demanding the formation of a parliamentary investigation committee to ensure a fair and independent investigation," he said, adding that their demand has been ignored.

"The ruling parties are alleging that the House was blocked because of the opposition party. It is merely an allegation," he said, adding that the NC has been raising the issue of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane's involvement in the misappropriation of the cooperative's funds with facts and evidence. Lekhak said that the government was not serious about it and the House was suspended for a few days, so the government itself should take responsibility for it.

This meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party has committed to stand more firmly for an independent, fair and credible investigation into the embezzlement of funds of the cooperatives, according to Lekhak.

The meeting also concluded that since the government could not give enough time to the House, the necessary laws regarding the implementation of the Constitution and federalism and public concerns could not be passed in this session.  


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