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Parliament meeting resumes as NC withdraws its protest

11 February 2020  

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KATHMANDU: A parliament meeting has started in the federal parliament building in New Baneshwor on Tuesday.

Main opposition Nepali Congress has withdrawn its protest allowing the parliament to run today.

A Parliamentary Party meeting of NC held in Singha Durbar on Tuesday took a decision to not disrupt the parliament meeting over the Lalita Niwas land scam.

The anti-graft body on Wednesday filed cases against 175 individuals including Gachchhadar on the charge of transferring ownership of the land belonging to Lalita Niwas to their names.

Of them, 110 have been mentioned as defendants in the case on corruption charges while the remaining 65 have been accused of transferring the ownership of land belonging to Lalita Niwas to their names.

NC lawmakers stood from their respective seats as a protest soon after Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota announced the beginning of the meeting.

Speaker Sapkota allocated time to Whip of NC Parliamentary Party, Pushpa Bhushal, to put forth the view.

On the occasion, Bhushal said that the CIAA filed the case against deputy-leader of NC parliamentary party, Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, at Special Court on the basis of discrimination.

She said, “It has been proved that the CIAA filed the case on Lalita Niwas scandal being influenced by the government. We obstructed Parliament being a shadow of the people.”

Seeking a balanced performance of the constitutional bodies, lawmaker Bhushal recalled the moment when party founder BP Koirala had returned home to defend eight cases of treachery against him for the sake of the democratic and parliamentary system. “We will seek a legal battle.”

Lawmakers should protest if the constitutional body takes a move against the constitution.

A letter sent by the Office of Prime Minister to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure (The then Physical Planning Ministry), asking to prepare details relating to the Baluwatar land is still in the record of the Ministry, she apprised the Session.

A proposal to this regard was prepared by the then Chief Secretary and how the people who directed for the execution of proposal and who prepared it was free from facing the case, she questioned.

Seeking updates about the progress on the decisions of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government to provide relief amount to those affected by five diseases (health issues) including the spinal injury and to give Rs 100 thousand more to the survivors of 2015 earthquake.

“If these moves recur, the NC will not stay silent,” she said, recalling the time when the Parliament had been obstructed for 57 days in the past, she said the party will not follow that culture.”

Publish Date : 11 February 2020 13:22 PM

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