- “Why should you speak when we have already listened from the leaders of political parties,” Yadav told Sunuwar.
OKHALDHUNGA: President Ram Baran Yadav was engaged in a heated argument with a CPN-UML lawmaker at a function here on Friday.
The President, who was here to take stock of relief distribution among quake victims, exchanged some heated words with CPN-UML lawmaker Yagya Raj Sunuwar at the Sabha Hall of District Development Committee after Sunuwar expressed his desire to speak at the function.
After the Nepali Army briefed the President about post-quake situation in the district, party representatives from the district put forth their views, which was followed by Forest Minister Mahesh Acharya’s speech.
As President was preparing to deliver his speech, Sunuwar asked for time to put forth his views.
“Why should you speak when we have already listened from the leaders of political parties,” Yadav told Sunuwar. At this Sunuwar flew off the handle and yelled at the President: “You came here in a guerrilla manner and now you are even refusing to listen to my few words.” After a prolonged argument in which the President told Sunuwar to mend his ways and respect protocol, President Yadav went on to deliver his speech.
In his speech, President Yadav said he was hurt by the behaviour of a lawmaker for the first time in his seven-year long career as President. Later, President Yadav urged Sunuwar to forget the bitterness that resulted due to fit of rage.