NA meet postponed following NC protest

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 26, 2018-

The meeting of the National Assembly (NA) has been postponed after the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed Wednesday’s procession, standing from their seats in a gesture of protest.

NC lawmaker Badri Pandey said the NC had taken the government’s effort to hold a dialogue with Dr Govinda KC positively and demanded that the fasting surgeon’s demands be addressed soon.

During the meeting, lawmaker Pandey called for an impartial investigation into the incident in Jumla where Dr KC had been on a hunger strike.

Pandey also demanded that businessman Durga Prasai be brought to justice for his controversial remarks, belittling the character of Nepali female students pursuing MBBS degree in Bangladesh.

A clash had ensued between security personnel and Dr KC’s supporters at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) on July 19 after the latter had protested the visiting government team entering the premises for talks with the surgeon.

Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Ram Narayan Bidari, speaking amidst the obstruction, demanded that the protesting NC lawmakers explain on which grounds and rules they were obstructing the NA meeting.

NA Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina tried to resume the meeting, repeatedly requesting the NC lawmakers to be seated, but in vain.

Nomination of members for the thematic committees has been removed from the meeting’s agenda. The NA will meet next at 11am on August 1.

Published: 26-07-2018 08:23

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