President nominates NA members, NC calls foul

Published On: February 20, 2018 01:53 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today nominated three persons to the post of National Assembly Members at the recommendation of the government. 

President Bhandari nominated Dr Yubraj Khatiwada (Jhapa), Ram Narayan Bidari (Makawanpur) and Dr Bimala Poudel (Morang) to the posts as per the Section B of the Article 86 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal, according to the Office of the President. 

Earlier today, a meeting of Council of Ministers recommended the names of these three persons after withdrawing the recommendations made by the previous government. 

NC decries govt. recommendation

The Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed its serious reservation to the government recommendation on National Assembly (NA) members. 

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held today recommended Dr Yubraj Khatiwada (Jhapa), Ram Narayan Bidari (Makawanpur) and Dr Bimala Poudel (Morang) as the members of the NA. 

NC Spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma said that NC has protested the governmen decision on new recommendation to the NA that was made by calling back the recommendation made by erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government. 

Sharma also expressed displeasure to the government move saying that such decisions would create more gaps between the government and opposition in coming days. 

The Deuba-led government had recommended the names of Chandani Joshi, Gopal Basnet and Krishna Prasad Poudel as the NA members.

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