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House suspends Lharkyal Lama

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KATHMANDU — The Legislature-Parliament has suspended disputed lawmaker Lharkyal Lama on Friday after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority filed a corruption case against him.

Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar read out a notice about Lama’s suspension at the end of the today’s House meeting.

Gharti informed that the suspension would be effective according to provisions of the CIAA Act, 1991 and the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002 till the Court would make a final verdict on the case.

The anti-corruption constitutional body had filed the corruption case against the UCPN-Maoist lawmaker on Thursday.

The Commission had accused Lama of embezzling the state property worth Rs 94.47 million while assuming various positions including chairman of the Monastery Development Committee, lawmaker and state minister.

The anti-corruption constitutional body said it found that his expenditure in last 15 years did not match with his earning, with a difference of the mentioned amount.

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Call to revoke Citizenship Bill-2075

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BHARATPUR- Stakeholders have called upon the government to revoke the Citizenship Bill-2075 arguing that it is against the national interest. At an interaction programme organized in Chitwan on Thursday, they said that the bill brought to amend the Citizenship Act, 2063 should be postponed cautioning that it could be counterproductive.

On the occasion, Coordinator of National Awakening Council Sadhya Bahadur Bhandari said that the proposed bill serves the anti-national interests. He instead asked the government to constitute a high-powered citizenships probe commission.

“This bill is too loose than that of 2063. It should be immediately postponed and a new high-powered commission should be formed to probe the issues on citizenship,” Bhandari added.

Likewise, Chairman of Nepal Bar Association Chitwan district chapter Kamalraj Pathak, foreign affairs expert Hiranyalal Shrestha, border experts Hemanta Sedhain and Buddhi Narayan Shrestha and other speakers also shared their opinions to revoke the proposed citizenship bill and also suggested that the government should regulate the Nepal-India open border.

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