After Sunday fracas, Speaker tells govt to respond to lawmakers’ queries

Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara

Kathmandu, January 9

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, on Wednesday told the government to respond to questions of the lawmakers during any parliamentary meeting.

The Speaker’s ruling comes three days after he restricted lawmakers of the main opposition Nepali Congress from questioning Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli after his address to the House meeting. The lawmakers had obstructed the meeting after that.

As the opposition planned to obstruct the House meeting today as well, Mahara issued the ruling in their favour.

As soon as the meeting began today, the main opposition party’s chief whip Bal Krishna Khand demanded that the prime minister and ministers be responsible to Parliament all the time.

He also stated that it was the Speaker’s duty to make them responsible, which forced Mahara to issue the ruling.

Published on January 9th, Wednesday, 2019 2:56 PM

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