Speaker for reviving Upper House

Kathmandu, August 19:

Speaker of the House of Representatives Subhas Nembang today said the Lower House was in favour of reviving the National Assembly in a bid to strengthen democracy.

“We are figuring out how to go about it,” said Nembang while speaking at the concluding session of the interaction held for the benefit of the Members of Parliament here today. The Lower House, according to him, is committed more than ever to take its proclamation to a logical conclusion.

Although the government and the Maoists have sought United Nations’ role in monitoring arms management, MP Romi Gauchan was sceptical whether the UN’s presence in the country will be beneficial for Nepal. He expressed concern regarding the failure of both the parties to implement the agreements.

MP Govind Bahadur Shah wondered why the Nepal Army was under constant attack when the Maoists have breached the agreement by resorting to arms in a number of cases.

People may think that the Maoists could take up arms if they lose the election to the Constituent Assembly, said conflict analyst Indra Jit Rai.

However, such a situation will not arise when the UN and the international community are closely watching the unfolding developments in the country, he added.