UML demands tabling of Balkumari incident report in House

Published On: February 23, 2024 01:25 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The main opposition CPN-UML has demanded that the government table the report of the commission formed to investigate the fatal incident that took place in Balkumari of Lalitpur. The incident on December 29, 2023 led to the death of two Korea job aspirants.

At the beginning of today's meeting of the House of Representatives, UML lawmaker Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai demanded that the report be made public. He argued that since the commission found the Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport guilty in the incident, he cannot remain in office while the Home Minister who commands the security agencies should take moral responsibility for the incident. 

The report of the commission should be made public immediately and the recommendations should be implemented.

MP Bhattarai, who is also the UML Secretary, also said that when the minister who was summoned for a statement by the CIAA over the irregularities in the procurement of Telecommunication Traffic Monitoring and Fraud Control System could not remain in office on moral grounds.

He said that the Minister for Health and Population, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, should pave the way for the CIAA to conduct investigations fairly.

Bhattarai argued that Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati should not remain in office, as irregularities have been reported in renting out the Ramgram area, with relics of Lord Gautam Buddha, for commercial purposes.



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