Government should not ignore cooperative sector: Lawmakers

Kathmandu, August 11

Lawmakers today objected to the government’s decision to withdraw the bill related to cooperatives from the Parliament.

Taking special time from Speaker Onsari Gharti, CPN-UML lawmaker Pashupati Chaulagain said that the cooperative sector, which contributed 4 per cent to GDP and provided direct employment to over 100,000 people, should not be ignored by the government. He also demanded that table the bill be tabled in the House.

Rastriya Prajatantra Party lawmaker Bikram Bahadur Thapa criticised the government for demolishing people’s houses while expanding the roads in the Capital.

CPN-Maoist Centre’s lawmaker Ashok Kumar Mandal and Rastriya Janata Party’s lawmaker Dimple Kumari Jha drew the government’s attention to floods in the Tarai districts.

CPN-UML lawmaker Chudamani BK Jangali urged the government to take concrete action against encroachment of Fewa Lake in Pokhara.

Lawmakers Kripa Ram Rana, Kripasur Sherpa, Jagadish Narashingha KC and Tulsa Rana drew the government’s attention to issues of land purchase by Nepal Oil Corporation and the ongoing fast unto death of Dr Govinda KC  The Parliament today passed the two bills related to labour and Electricity Regulation Commission. Minister for Labour and Employment Farmullha Mansur proposed passage of the bills.