KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Two government ministers have responded in dismissive fashion to the fast-unto-death staged by Dr Govinda KC, following the approval of controversial Medical Education Bill by the upper house of parliament on Thursday.
Organizing a press meet on Thursday, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota, who is also the government spokesperson, said the approval of the Bill was a victory for Dr KC. “I urge the doctor to end his hunger strike and celebrate it [bill],” said Baskota, adding that doctor’s hunger strike was exaggerated and over-publicized.
Similarly, Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel on Thursday said the government would initiate steps to hold talks after the approval of the Medical Education Bill.
Dr KC is struggling for his life on the 23rd day of his fast-unto-death that began from January 9.