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Dr. Koirala voices against presiding lawmaker’s vote for CM Thapa

22 August 2023  

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BIRATNAGAR:  Nepali Congress leader Dr. Shekhar Koirala expressed strong objections to Mansuri’s involvement in the voting process, drawing parallels to a past incident involving a similar controversy.

Koirala pointed to a previous situation where then-Speaker Baburam Gautam’s participation in government affairs was contested, prompting Koirala to voice his disapproval through a tweet.

“My stance on that tweet remains unchanged,” Koirala asserted.

He criticized the repetition of such mistakes and emphasized that the Speaker’s role is distinct from being involved in voting.

During a meeting held on Monday, Koshi Chief Minister Uddhav Thapa requested Mansuri to cast a vote, further exacerbating the controversy.

Koirala anticipates that the Supreme Court will once again address this matter and potentially invoke Article 168, Clause 3 of the Constitution, thereby impacting the government formation process.

Responding to queries from reporters about the perceived incongruence between Congress’ democratic values and its involvement in this situation, Koirala clarified, “Congress isn’t acting alone; it’s part of a power coalition. Decisions aren’t solely made by Congress, but rather through the consensus of the coalition.”

Meanwhile, senior leader Koirala also voiced opposition to the transfer of Nepal Police officers engaged in investigations into various cases, including the Sun scandal, the Bhutanese refugee scandal, and the Lalita Niwas case.

He accused the government of impeding the independence of investigative bodies by interfering in their work, asserting that such intervention hampers the efficacy of their efforts.

Publish Date : 22 August 2023 21:19 PM

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