NC not to budge from its stance of forming probe committee to investigate charges against home minister

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has decided not to move an inch away from its stance of forming a parliamentary probe committee to investigate fraud charges against Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane.

An office bearers meeting held at President Sher Bahadur Deuba’s residence in Budhanilkantha has decided that they would not budge from their stance of forming a parliamentary probe committee.

A Parliamentary Party meeting has been called for Tuesday morning to hold more discussions on forming the parliamentary probe committee, Deputy General Secretary Badri Pandey said.

Meanwhile, Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire is holding a discussion with senior leaders of the major political parties after the Congress said that it would not back track from its stance.

The Speaker is holding a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharam Oli and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba this afternoon.

But the government is not in favour of forming a parliamentary probe committee to investigate Home Minister Lamichhane.

The Congress had given an ultimatum till Tuesday to the government to form a probe committee.

The NC has been saying that it would not allow the House to proceed with its business if the committee is not formed till tomorrow.







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