NC lambasts govt for preventing NSU Vice Chancellor from attending foreign conference

KATHMANDU: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) criticised the government's move to prevent Vice Chancellor of Nepal Sanskrit University, Kul Prasad Koirala, and his team from taking part in the 18th World Sanskrit Conference going to be held in Canada.

Taking a time in a meeting of the National Assembly, the upper house in the Federal Parliament, today, NC lawmaker Badri Prasad Pandey accused the government of demonstrating undemocratic character, reported Rastriya Samachar Samiti. A seven-member delegation to the conference headed by NSU Vice Chancellor Koirala was taken under police control from Tribhuvan International Airport on Saturday as the team was en route to Canada, and straightly taken to the Prime Minister's official residence.

The five-day World Sanskrit Conference is scheduled to kick off from Monday. Nepal, the host of the 19th conference in 2024, was to put its views in the conference.

Today's NA session continues deliberations on the Appropriation Bill and respective ministers are scheduled to reply queries raised by lawmakers regarding different headings (related to various ministries) of the bill.

Lawmakers would get replies regarding their questions about communications and information technology; Health and Population; Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives; Industry; Commerce and Supplies; Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs; Youth and Sports; Federal Affairs and General Administration; Home; Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation; Forest and Environment; and Science and Technology.