Congress leaders bat for change in government
Parliamentarians' signatures for adjournment motion to be collected on Tuesday
Sushil Panta (Kathmandu, May 2)/ Voices have been raised among Nepali Congress (NC) leaders to replace KP Oli-led government with allegations that it has failed to solve national problems.
At the time when party President Sher Bahadur Deuba is saying that NC will play the role of a strong opposition, NC parliamentarians have been floating change of government.
During the meeting at NC parliamentary party in Parliament Office, New Baneshwar, parliamentarians drew attention of the leadership to replace the incumbent government at the earliest.
Parliamentarian Ramhari Khatiwada told Lokaantar that majority of the NC parliamentarians concluded that the government had failed to bring about solution to political problem with Madhesi Front through dialogues and also made no headway in reconstruction after the earthquake.
President Deuba gave his opinion to contemporary issues and said that NC would play the role of a strong opposition in parliamentary meeting starting from May 3.
Even if Prime Minister KP Oli has proposed to bring the government’s policy and programmes on May 5, it would be unacceptable if no discussions are held on contemporary issues, parliamentarian Khatiwada said.
After NC’s opposition, PM Oli committed to hold discussion on current issues in the parliament on May 4, 5 and 6.
Parliamentarian Usha Gurung alleged that the government has remained a mute spectator to problems facing the country.
Parliamentarians including Bimalendra Nidhi, Ramhari Khatiwada, NP Saud, Balkrishna Khand and Tejulal Chaudhari in the meeting said that the government needed to be replaced for failing to solve the problems.
Central Member Nidhi said that adjournment motion should be tabled at any time during the House session and parliamentarians had to put their signature. Following Nidhi’s proposal, President Deuba directed to collect parliamentarians’ signature from May 3.
“That signature can be used for any purpose,” parliamentarian Khatiwada quoted Nidhi. Nidhi had hinted towards tabling motion of no confidence against the government.
There is a tradition of tabling a motion for an adjournment of the business of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance.
NC parliamentary party meeting will be held on May 3 as well.