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Minister asks NC to clarify its stand on violence

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, July 11

The government spokesperson and the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota today said the main opposition should come up with a clear view on violence.

The main opposition Nepali Congress with another opposition party Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal had obstructed the House of Representatives for two days (July 9 and 10) demanding that a parliamentary investigative committee be formed to probe the incident in Sarlahi. They also said the House would be obstructed until the government agreed to form the parliamentary probe committee.

The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), on the other hand, is against forming any committee. “There are limits to formation of committees. The Parliament cannot form committees for each and every incident,” Minister Baskota said during the weekly press briefing. “Should we form a committee on accidents too,” he added.

He said if the Parliament formed the committee, there would be those lawmakers in the committee who has been raising the issue. “Would this lead to fair investigation of the incidents?” he questioned.

Baskota accused the NC of trying to sell death. “I want to ask the NC, what their position on violence is?” he asked. He also said the NC talked of BP (Koirala) during the day, and at night they talked of Biplav, the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand.


A version of this article appears in print on July 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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