KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Although the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) sought the resignation of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Shivamaya Tumbahangphe, the latter on Tuesday reiterated that she is not going to step down from her post.
The perennial delay, indecision and what now seems like brinkmanship of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) over the selection of candidate for the post of speaker of House of Representatives is troubling for many reasons. It reeks of misogyny too. It is already more than three months since the post fell vacant after the resignation of Krishna Bahadur Mahara over the charge of rape attempt in October last year. To keep the lower house of parliament headless for over three months in itself is against the parliamentary practice.