Opposition lawmakers highlight contemporary issues

Published On: February 22, 2024 06:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Lawmakers from the opposition have warned that they would obstruct the House proceedings if the government failed to address contemporary issues. 

In a meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today, the CPN-UML demanded time from the Speaker to give their opinion.  

UML lawmaker Raghuji Pant sought resignation of Minister for Health and Population, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, on a moral ground as he was being interrogated by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority. 

He also took time to express his grudges over the non-implementation of a report on the death of two youths in police firing at Balkumari, Lalitpur. Pant also questioned the decision of Lumbini Development Trust's Vice Chairman Dr Lharkyal Lama to give a disputed public land on lease. 

Similarly, Rastriya Swatantra Party lawmaker Biraj Bhakta Shrestha demanded the government take action against those guilty in the Balkumari incident. He also informed the House that victims of usury were again forced to gather in Kathmandu for a protest. 

Lawmaker of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Gyanendra Bahadur Shahi sought a review of the parliamentary system, adding that incidences of irregularities, arrears and impunity have been on the rise in the country of late. 




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