RPP asks PM to sack Minister Giri

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Dec 30, 2017-

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has decided to recall Minister for Urban Development Dilnath Giri following a debate with RPP Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

A meeting of the RPP on Friday decided to call Giri back from the government. The party has written to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to remove him from office, according to a statement.

DPM Thapa and Minister Giri were at odds over transferring Secretary Ramesh Prasad Singh to the Urban Development Ministry.In the Cabinet meeting, Giri had proposed bringing Singh, who holds a PhD in urban planning, to his ministry by sending out incumbent Secretary Dipendra Sharma. Sharma has completed two years in the ministry.

Thapa had rejected the proposal questioning how he could propose the transfer without consultation. The matter sparked a debate among RPP leaders.

Giri, who is a former chief whip of the party, said Chairman Thapa had 

demonstrated “tyranny” by interfering in the affairs of another ministry.

Published: 30-12-2017 07:52

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