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Parliament passes condolence motion on Koirala’s demise

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KATHMANDU — Parliament meeting on Thursday endorsed the condolence motion on the demise of Parliamentary Party leader of main opposition Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.

Speaker Onsari Gharti tabled the motion which was passed unanimously. The meeting has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Member of Parliament and the former Prime Minister and also the leader of the main opposition party, stating that he had played a vital role in drafting and amending the new constitution.

The motion further reads that he had a clean political image and was a man of simplicity.

The motion states that former PM Koirala was the main opposition leader who was elected to the parliament in 2048 BS and 2056 BS from Banke and to the constituent assembly (CA) in 2070 BS from Banke-3 and Chitwan-4.

The motion further expresses deep sympathies to the bereaved family. The meeting also observed a minute’s silence in memory of Koirala.

Koirala died at the age of 76 on Tuesday early morning and was cremated on Wednesday at Pashupati Aryaghat with state honors.

Koirala served as Nepal’s 37th Prime Minister from February 2014 to October 2015.

The next meeting of the parliament is scheduled for 11:00 am on Tuesday.

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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”.

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