KATHMANDU — The main opposition party Nepali Congress is preparing to make a strong protest in the Legislature Parliament against the government’s failure to address the concerns of earthquake victims during the eight months.
The party is preparing to impede today’s House meeting, seeking government’s assurance to address the NC’s concerns on the performance of National Reconstruction Authority.
Claiming that the ruling UML party has been doling out money from the fund to its non-government organizations (NGOs) through the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the NC said it would raise this issue in the Legislature-Parliament meeting on Wednesday.
Yesterday, NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba held a day-long discussion at the NC’s PP office with the party’s lawmakers from earthquake-affected districts.
At a meeting attended by the lawmakers of the quake-affected districts and district presidents, most of the participants accused the government of not providing any relief to the real quake victims, according to lawmaker Ram Hari Khatiwada.
Following the discussion, Deuba instructed party lawmakers to bring to light misuse of authority and funds collected for earthquake victims.
The NC said the UML has been benefiting its cadres by recruiting them in various NGOs funded by the government, and thereby depriving the real quake victims of the quake relief.
Wednesday’s House meeting will be obstructed and the protest will continue until the government assures NC that it will not politicise reconstruction work or relief distribution among the earthquake victims, said NC’s lawmaker.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.