Parties should stand together on national issues: Onsari Gharti

Published On: November 26, 2016 07:20 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Parliament speaker Onsari Gharti has said we should not look for other alternatives on national issues except agreement among the political parties. 

Talking to media persons at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Saturday upon her return from a week-long visit to the Russian Federation, she said, "The topic of constitution amendment is going on now; the political parties should stand together on the forthcoming national issues as well in the same way they issued the constitution together." 

Speaker Gharti said the political parties should hold discussions and debates and competition on different ideologies should be allowed, however, the parties should stand together at the time of reaching to a conclusion. 

She stated the discussions on the impeachment motion against the Chief (now suspended) of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki, underway in the parliament would conclude soon and the proposal would be sent to the impeachment committee. 

A delegation of the Legislature-Parliament led by Speaker Gharti had left for the Russian Federation on November 19, at the invitation of the Chairperson of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, Valentina Matviyanko, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the Russian Federation. 

In course of her visit in Russia, Speaker Gharti held formal talks with the chairperson of the Upper House and the deputy-speaker of the Lower House of the Russian Parliament. 

On both occasions discussions were held on the political and economic ties between the two countries as well as the need of expanding the economic and trade relations in the coming days, Speaker Gharti said. 

In the meeting with her Russian counterpart, Speaker Gharti had informed her that a environment conducive for foreign investment was being created in Nepal as the Constitution of Nepal is under implementation for the country's prosperity. 

According to Speaker Gharti, while stressing on the need of exchange of visits at the highest level between the two countries for further strengthening and expanding the bilateral relations, the Russian had officials also expressed the view that both Nepal and the Russian Federation keeping similar views in the international forums, including at the United Nations, has also contributed to expanding the bilateral ties. 

The Speaker was accompanied in the visit by some MPs and the Secretary-General of the Parliament Secretariat, Manohar Prasad Bhattarai. RSS 


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