NC obstructs House meeting over 'grant misuse' meant for quake victims
June 23, 2016 01:16 PM NPT
Legislature-Parliament building, New Baneshwar (Republica file photo)
KATHMANDU, June 23: The main opposition party Nepali Congress has obstructed a Legislature-Parliament meeting on Thursday, accusing the government of discriminating quake victims on the ground of their political beliefs.
In the House meeting on Tuesday, the NC lawmakers had drawn the attention of the government toward this issue through the Speaker Onsari Gharti.
Following the NC lawmakers’ demand, Speaker Gharti had ruled the government to address their concerns.
The NC lawmakers halted the House meeting today, saying that the government remained mum on their queries even after the Speaker’s ruling.
The Hose meeting was deferred till 11 am following the NC’s obstruction.
Talking to journalists after the meeting Law Minister Agni Kharel said the government has no information on the Speaker’s ruling.
Decisions of the Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party Working Committee on Thursday (video:Dipesh Shrestha/Republica)