Speaker Mahara expresses concern over absence of ministers in parliament

KATHMANDU: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara deplored the absence of concerned ministers during the discussions over various headings (related to four ministries) of the Appropriation Bill-2075 BS, today.

During the discussions, Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Thammaya Thapa, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit, Minister for Urban Development Mohammed Istiyak Rai, and Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet were not present.

The Speaker put off the meeting by 15 minutes after lawmaker Amresh Kumar Singh questioned the meeting not being attended by concerned ministries.