The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has called Prime Minister (PM) Chairman KP Sharma Oli's decision to prorogue the ongoing budget session of the federal parliament irresponsible.
Oli's hasty decision to end the House session after being unable to face his own party is an attack on the trust of the people, according to NC Chief Whip Bal Krishna Khand.
"PM has made the federal parliament the first target after failing to manage the dispute inside his party. This will harm the government, ruling CPN and PM himself," Khand told Setopati.
The Cabinet meeting that started at 12:30 Thursday afternoon took the decision to write to the president recommending prorogation of the budget session effective from five Thursday evening. President Bidya Devi Bhandari accordingly has already prorogued the House session.
The government stated that the House session has been prorogued due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the House business has already been finished.
But Khand pointed that House business has yet to be finished. "Different bills were to be passed, discussions to be held, people's voice about control of pandemic were to be kept. Motion of public importance was registered. The people's representatives had to relay the people's suffering and put pressure on the government to work," Khand counted the Houses businesses. "He could not manage the intra-party dispute and hence suddenly ended the House session. He has taken the aggressive step in a state of deflation after failing to face his party. This is a very irresponsible step by the PM."
He stated that NC will form an official position on the government's decision after holding a central committee meeting. "The PM's step today show CPN, PM and the government are not sensitive about parliamentary exercises."
NC lawmaker Minendra Rijal said it is not right to end the House session due to intra-party dispute. "We have heard that the government has ended the House session due to internal conflict in the party. This is not right," he told Setopati.
Published Date: Thursday, Ashar 18, 2077, 14:57:00