•      Thu Jun 20 2024

Nepali Congress parliamentary party meeting taking place today

Ramesh Lekhak

Kathmandu, May 20: The parliamentary party meeting of the Nepali Congress (NC) is taking place at 9.00 am today. The meeting has been called to discuss on contemporary political affairs.

Before this, the parliamentary party working committee meeting was called for 8.30 am this morning, informed NC chief whip Ramesh Lekhak.

The meeting to be held at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor, Lhotse Hall will discuss the party’s presentation in the meeting of the House of Representatives scheduled for 11 am today.

The meeting will also discuss on the remarks and allegations Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane made in the meeting of the House of Representatives on Sunday.

The NC has been obstructing the parliament proceedings demanding the formation of a parliamentary committee for a fair probe, alleging that Home Minister Lamichhane was also involved in the embezzlement of cooperative funds.

However, a joint meeting of opposition parties, including the Nepali Congress, agreed to allow Home Minister Lamichhane to speak in the HoR on Sunday.

After the House meeting on Sunday, NC General Secretary Gagan Kumar Thapa said through a press conference that his party would not allow the parliament session to proceed until a parliamentary committee was formed to conduct an impartial inquiry into the embezzlement of cooperatives’ money.

The NC has demanded that the depositors’ savings in the cooperatives should be returned and whoever is involved in misappropriating the cooperative’s money should be brought under legal purview.