Tripartite decision need concrete shape soon

KATHMANDU: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has pointed out the need of extensive discussion regarding the role of the parliament, blaming the government for failing to carry out works in favour of people affected by earthquake and the border blockade.

In today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, NC leader Nabindra Raj Joshi said that even with the jumbo government, of six deputy prime ministers and 31 ministries, quake survivors facing chilly cold in the temporary shelters are yet to experience the government.

He said, "People have been facing problem of price hike but the government is rather focused on the expansion of its Cabinet. It is not sensitive towards relief distribution to the quake survivors or the victims of border blockade. Hence, there is necessary to hold a broad discussion regarding the role of parliament."

Similarly, Shyam Kumar Shrestha of the UCPN-Maoist complained over government's failure to provide relief to the victims, drawing the attention of the parliament over the death of 13 quake survivors due to the cold.

He said that the tripartite decision should be given a concrete shape soon in order to address the demands of agitating Madhesi parties.

Likewise, Asha Chaturvedi of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal (Democratic), drew government’s attention towards ending of the ongoing Madhes agitation and border blockade.

Similarly, leaders from the Nepal Workers Peasants Party, CPN (United) and CPN-UML also demanded answers from the government regarding the hydropower projects given to India, rampant black marketing and investigation of the murder case of Ram Naresh Raya at Haripur VDC in Sarlahi district.