Prime minister urges UML MPs to stay put in capital

Kathmandu, May 3

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli urged the party’s lawmakers to remain in the capital till the government’s policy and programme was passed.

“The Nepali Congress is trying to pull down the government.

However, it will not happen,” Oli told the party’s lawmakers at the parliamentary party meeting of CPN-UML held at parliament building in New Baneshwor.

Oli urged UML MPs to defend the government’s good work with facts and data, according to UML lawmaker Krishna Bhakta Pokharel.

“NC is trying to project the decisions taken by the Constitutional Council as if they were decided by the government. We should counter that with facts,” Pokharel quoted the PM as saying in the meeting.

The PM instructed the UML MPs to be present in the House meetings and not to leave the Kathmandu Valley until the government’s policy and programme was passed by the House, according to Pokharel.

The President is scheduled to present the policy and programme on May 8 and the Parliament Secretariat is scheduled to put it to vote on May 13.