KATHMANDU, May 17: Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal said on Friday that it was unaware regarding its lawmaker Iqbal Miya’s visit to Latvia to participate in the event related to ‘free-Tibet movement’.
In a press statement after a meeting of the RJPN presidium held in the capital, the party expressed unawareness regarding the controversial visit of its lawmaker.
The party’s response comes amid controversy over RJPN lawmaker Miya and Samajbadi Party Nepal (SPN) lawmaker Pradip Yadav for their participation in a function linked to free-Tibet movement in Latvia.
The Parliament Secretariat on Thursday had summoned lawmakers Pradip Yadav and Iqbal Miya for questioning. In their clarification, lawmakers said they had reached Latvia to participate in the event on May 7 but quit the event on the same day after learning that it was linked to the free-Tibet movement.
Government officials say the participation of lawmakers or government officials in such events goes against Nepal’s commitment to one-China policy.
Meanwhile, the RJPN has urged the government to withdraw the Bill on Media Council, Amendment Bill on the Human Rights Commission and Bill about Work, Duty, and Rights of National Security Council.