KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has decided to take disciplinary action against its lawmakers involved in vandalism in the Assembly meeting of Province 5 on Monday.
Sources said NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed serious dissatisfaction over the act of vandalism on the part of NC lawmakers Bashiruddin Khan, Astha Bhuja Pathak, and Baijanath Kalawar. A few other NC lawmakers had joined them as they started breaking tables and chairs apparently to vent their ire against the proposal to shift the province's capital city.
They had broken several tables and chairs as the Provincial Assembly meeting started deliberating on the proposal to name Province 5 as Lumbini and establish its permanent capital in Deukhuri in Dang district.
President Deuba had held a consultation with a few senior leaders to take disciplinary action against the lawmakers involved in breaking tables and chairs. He maintained that although it is a common practice to picket rostrums and chant slogans against the disputed move, it is against the party's discipline to involve in such acts.
NC Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma said the party would not cover up the incident calling it as an 'isolated' incident.
Taking to his twitter, Sharma said that is against the party's established policy and culture to involve in such acts of vandalism. He also said that the party, which acted as a mentor to transform the behavior of those believing in such acts, has not given autonomy to anyone to breach the party's culture.