'Will all 3 elections be held as per constitutional provisions?': Parliamentarians to govt

Published On: January 25, 2017 05:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Lawmakers speaking in the special hour of the parliament meeting here today have posed many pertinent questions covering the all-three levels of elections. 

They also attempted to nail down the incumbent government pressing for the reasons that the parliamentarians claimed was holding it back to decide and declaring the date of the local, provincial and central level of election all to be held within January, 2018. 

Opposition party- CPN (UML) parliamentarian Janardan Dhakal blamed the major ruling parties, Nepali Congress and CPN-Maoist Centre, were not willing to hold the constitution mandated elections. 

Nepali Congress parliamentarian urged the parliamentarians to rise above partisan interest to further strengthen the national unity. Ramhari Khatiwada from the same party raised question concerning the action against those threatening of secession. 

Referring to the recent judicial appointments, he stated that the judiciary should be acknowledged as a centre of people's hope rather than political centre. 

Madheshi Janadhikar Forum's Yogenra Chaudhary expressed discontent over the appointment of the judges which he claimed as not as per the spirit of the constitution. 

Terai-Madhesh Lokatantrik Party's Brajesh Kumar Gupta also expressed his displeasure over the report of the Local Body Re-structuring Commission which he blamed did not incorporate the sentiments of the public. 

He was of the confidence that with the recommendations furnished by the office-bearers of the Commission regarding delineation of local units, the implementation of federal remains a pipe dream. 

Similarly, Pratikshya Mukhiya Tiwari demanded the report of the Commission be made public for the knowledge of the public as she said that public were not kept in the loop while it was prepared. 

Parliamentarians as Dil Bahadur Nepali, Laxman Rajbanshi, Meena Pun, Sita Gurung, Baldev Mahat, Ananda Pokharel and Prem Subal voiced their concern over the delay plaguing the construction of the mega development projects such as the Postal Highway as well as the distribution of the second tranche of relief grant to quake-survivors. 

They also demanded to declare the local body election date at the earliest and to enable suitable investment climate in the country to attract investment. 

The parliamentarians also sought information from the government on the recent biggest haul of smuggled gold at the Tribhuvan International Airport. RSS 


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