Dr KC doesn’t need to continue his hunger strike: Government

- Sanjeeb Phuyal, Kathmandu

Jan 30, 2019-

The government has said that Dr Govinda KC doesn’t need to continue his hunger strike as the National Medical Education Bill has addressed his demands.

“It would be better for KC to end his hunger strike,” said government spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota. “There is no need for him to continue the hunger strike. He should rather get back to his regular work.”

The government hasn’t shown any interests to form a team to hold talks with Dr KC though 22 days have passed since he began his fast-unto-death.

The deadline for filing amendment proposal on the National Medical Education Bill that has reached the National Assembly will end on Thursday. The government is preparing to endorse the bill on Thursday itself. The ruling party bulldozed the bill through the lower house on Friday despite opposition from the Nepali Congress.

Minister Banskota said the parliamentary business shouldn’t be affected because of obstructions and demands of anyone.

Dr KC, however, has been continuing his hunger strike saying that the bill has been violated the past agreements. He has been demanding that the bill should be amended in line with the past agreement.  The bill endorsed by the parliament has a provision of granting affiliation to institutions that have already acquired Letter of Intent. Dr KC has taken exception to this particular provision.




Published: 30-01-2019 21:17

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