KATHMANDU, June 30: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota and National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina have extended best wishes to all Nepalis on the occasion of the Parliament Day today.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Amid growing concerns regarding Nepal’s failure to settle the conflict-era cases and ensure justice to the victims, visiting Canadian Senate Speaker George J Furey is wrapping up his two-day visit to Nepal Tuesday without meeting the new speaker of the lower house Agni Sapkota – a former Maoist leader accused of murder during the decade-long insurgency.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A hearing on a writ petition filed against Agni Sapkota, the sole candidate for the post of speaker of the House of Representatives, which was scheduled for today afternoon at the Supreme Court, is likely to be postponed.
KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Expressing serious concerns over the decision of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to field murder-accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as candidate for House Speaker, a group of civil society leaders on Tuesday urged the ruling party, the government and political leadership concerned not to elect him to the post.
KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Agni Prasad Sapkota is all set to be elected speaker of the lower house of parliament unopposed as no other lawmaker contested against his candidacy.
Maoists took away my husband a decade and a half ago. Since then, my life has been an uphill struggle. Neither could I meet him alive nor was his dead body handed over to me. On April 29, 2005, my husband was attending a function at a local school when Bhola Aryal, Yadav Poudel and Shyam Gautam kidnapped him.
Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has made a mockery of rule of law and justice, sent a troubling message and set a disturbing precedent by fielding Agni Prasad Sapkota for speaker of the House of Representatives. This is the decision that will have long-term repercussions in party’s image and is going to further erode credibility of the government. Agni Sapkota is a wrong choice for the prestigious post of the speaker for one big reason. He has been accused of murdering a schoolteacher in Kavrepalanchowk during the insurgency and the case against him is sub judice at the Supreme Court. Now the ruling NCP is poised to elevate the murder-accused to the post of the speaker. If he had been declared innocent by the court, it would be a different matter but NCP did not show patience to wait for the court’s decision. Hearing in Sapokata’s case is scheduled for February 5.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: After weeks-long wrangling between the two chairmen, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday unanimously decided to pick Agni Sapkota – a preferred choice of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal – as the party’s candidate for the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR).
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Human rights activists and lawyers have expressed serious objection to the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s decision to field former Maoist leader Agni Sapkota as a candidate for speaker.
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court on Friday began final hearings on two writ petitions seeking court intervention to punish former Maoist leader Agni Prasad Sapkota for his alleged involvement in the murder of a schoolteacher.