Did not make secessionist remark: Singh

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 18, 2015-

Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Amresh Kumar Singh has denied the allegation that he made secessionist remarks at a public gathering in Kailali district last week.

He testified before the State Affair Committee of Parliament on Tuesday where he challenged the government to find him guilty. The NC lawmaker said that he was ready to face prison sentence if the allegation against him is proven. Lawmakers from different parties criticised Singh and Yadav for making anti-national remarks.

CPN-UML lawmakers warned that the people from the Far-West will take action against lawmaker Singht, if the government fails to do so.

On Monday, Speaker Subas Nembang had instructed the committee to investigate into the matter after Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam presented a video clip of  Singh and Yadav from the programme in Tikapur, Kailali, where they reportedly speak of launching an armed rebellion to split the Tarai from Nepal. The duo also allegedly say that the people from the Hill region now residing in the Tarai should not be allowed to live there any longer.   The lawmakers demand to see the clip was not granted, citing shortage of time. Dil Bahadur Gharti, the committee’s chairman, said the case will be discussed in the next meeting on August 22.

Published: 19-08-2015 07:31

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