RJPN obstructs Parliament meeting demanding Lal report be made public

RJPN lawmakers obstruct the House of Representatives meeting, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Kathmandu, March 13

Lawmakers of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal obstructed a meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, demanding that the government make public the report of the commission formed to investigate into the 2015 August Tikapur killing.

As soon as the meeting began today, the lawmakers stood from their seats in protest. Responding to them, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara let lawmaker Raj Kishor Yadav speak.

Yadav said the party would not let the meeting proceed unless the government made the report public.

Though the Speaker said he already drew attention of the government to the issue, the lawmakers continued protesting.

Then, the Speaker adjourned the meeting.

(Updated at 12:50 pm)

RJPN warns of obstructing Parliament meeting

File: Top leaders of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal

Kathmandu, March 13

The Madhesh-centric Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has warned of obstructing a meeting of the House of Representatives scheduled for this afternoon.

The party decided to obstructed the meeting protesting that the government did not make public a report of the commission formed to investigate into the 2015 August Tikapur killing.

Few days ago, the party had raised concerns about the delay in the House. Following that, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara had directed the government to explain why the report was not made public.

“We had demanded for the launch of the report in the previous meeting. We had drawn the Speaker’s attention to the issue,” RJPN presidium member and lawmaker Raj Kishor Yadav says, “But, the government did not make the report public. Therefore, we will not let the meeting continue today.”

The government had formed the commission under the leadership of former Supreme Court justice Girish Chandra Lal after the violent incident that killed eight police personnel and a child. After looking into 3,264 in one year and four months, the commission had submitted its report to then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in February last year.

Meanwhile, top leaders of the party are holding a meeting in Kathmandu today so as to finalise new protest programmes against the government. The party is angry after the Kailali District Court convicted its lawmaker Resham Chaudhary of the Tikapur incident.

The party withdrew its support extended to the federal government recently.

Published on March 13th, Wednesday, 2019 11:43 AM

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