KATHMANDU, April 20: Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, has strongly objected to the endorsement of two ordinances by the president Bidya Devi Bhandari at the recommendation of the council of ministers on Monday.
Issuing a statement, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba termed the move ill-timed as the whole country is fighting against the coronavirus pandemic.
Stating that the government should focus on safeguarding the people from the COVID-19 and other problems caused by this, NC said that this is the most tragic event in the history of Nepal.
“This has proved that the government is not sincere in securing people’s life at this time of emergency,” Deuba said.
Congress also demanded the government immediately withdraw the ordinances and focus on the fight against coronavirus.
Earlier today, President Bidya Devi Bhandari endorsed two ordinances at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.
The first ordinance amends provisions of the Political Party Act to make it easy to split political parties, while the second ordinance makes it possible to convene a meeting of the Constitutional Council even without the participation of the main opposition party leader. The Constitutional Council, headed by the prime minister, makes constitutional appointments.