Lawmakers urge govt to end political crisis

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers at Legislature-Parliament meeting on Tuesday urged the government to end existing political crisis set off by the unofficial blockade imposed by India and the ongoing Tarai protest.

Delivering his view at the meeting, Nepali Congress lawmaker Ramhari Khatiwada lauded former Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat for being honoured as ‘Finance Minister of the year’ commending his efforts in bringing many donations from the international community for the reconstruction projects of properties damaged by the April 25 earthquake.

He added that it was necessary for the House to acknowledge the honour Mahat received from the international community that has increased dignity of Nepal and Nepali alike at a time when various communities in Nepal are at risk of polarisation lately.

Likewise, another NC lawmaker Kamal Pangeni said that people are suffering because of rampant black marketing, following the blockade and the protest. He also shed light on government’s failure to provide warm clothes and money to the quake victims demanding a substantial reason for it.

CPN-UML lawmaker Rabindra Adhikari urged the government to expedite the construction works of North-South Highway and stressed on operating northern border points at the earliest.

Similarly, UCPN-Maoist lawmaker Chham Bahadur Gurung blamed the NGOs and INGOs for not supporting the government in resettlement and reconstruction projects at 14 severely quake-hit districts.

Likewise, Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal lawmaker Mina Pun urged the government to be responsible in order to end the political crisis caused by the unofficial border blockade and the earthquake.

CPN-Unified lawmaker Jaydev Joshi also opined for resolving the problems surfaced in Tarai.