Kathmandu, September 1
The proposal of lawmaker Kamal Thapa registered today at the parliament to adjourn the meeting to discuss matters of public importance today was rejected by majority vote.
Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) boycotted the House as soon as the proposal was rejected.
Chairman of RPP-N Thapa registered a proposal to adjourn the meeting to begin discussion on the issue of corruption in medical education on the basis of a report in a new online news portal.
Presenting his proposal Thapa said the news has revealed the nexus between medical colleges, judiciary and politicians. He said the news had revealed how bribes were used during setting up colleges, admitting students and awarding degrees. He also demanded that parliament form a committee to probe issues claimed by the news.
NC lawmaker Gagan Thapa and UCPN-Maoist lawmaker Shakti Basnet and UML lawmaker Rabindra Adhikary demanded a high-level committee to probe the issue.
Most of the lawmakers taking part in the adjournment debate said there was no need to adjourn the meeting for the discussion, but they lauded Thapa for bringing such an important issue of corruption.
Those speaking for the motion were Shiva Lal Thapa, Bikram Thapa, Kunti Kumari Shahi, Subodh Kumar Pokhrel, Gopal Dahit and Dipak Bohora, among others, while Yogendra Ghising, Chandra Bhandari, Ram Narayan Bidari, Bansidhar Mishra, among others, spoke against the motion.
Meanwhile, due to objection from the main opposition party UCPN-M, the agenda for presenting the bill on reconstruction of structures affected by the earthquake 2015 was omitted from today’s list. Due to the debate, the meeting of parliament scheduled for 11:00am started at around 3:00 pm.
A version of this article appears in print on September 02, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.