Kathmandu, February 25:

The Members of Parliament today called the government and the Legislature-Parliament to take action against King Gyanendra and to declare the country a republic.

They made this remark while speaking during the special hour of today’s session of the House. “We should declare the country as republic as soon as possible otherwise we cannot do anything,” UML MP Bamdev Gautam said.

He also called the government to implement the Rayamajhi Report as soon as possible. “We must take actions against the King as per the recommendation of the Rayamajhi Report otherwise we will be ineffective and we will not be able to face the people if we become unsuccessful,” he said.

He also asked the government to produce the report in the House and initiate actions against those found guilty.

MP Khadga Bahadur BK of CPN-Maoist called the government to immediately declare a federal republican set up and take actions against the King.

He asked why the government has done nothing to take actions against the king when the House has already directed the government to do so.

Kaman Singh Lama of Jana Morcha Nepal called on for declaration of a republican set up by amending the Constitution.

UML MP Pradip Nepal also called the government to produce the Rayamajhi Report in the House and take actions against the King and the others figured in the report.

He also sought nationalisation of late King Birendra’s property. He also sought Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula’s resignation for the killings and suppression during the Tarai movement.

“At the time when the government already announced those killed during the Tarai protests as martyrs and is providing compensation to the victims’ family, why is the Home Minister not ready to take responsibility for the killings,” he added.

MP of Nepali Congress (Democratic) Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat accused the Maoists of hiding weapons by registered just a few arms. He also called the government to take actions against those found to be carrying weapons.

Chitra Bahadur KC of Janamorcha Nepal accused the Maoists of threatening people who have different ideology.

NC (D) MP Devendra Raj Kandel criticised the Maoists for entering the Singhdurbar with weapons and called the government to take actions against anyone who has been carrying weapons even after the promulgation of the Interim Constitution of Nepal 2007. “Are the Maoists abiding by the Constitution,” he asked and blamed the Maoists of hiding weapons.