Formation of parliamentary probe committee is NC’s bottom line: Lekhak

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has reiterated the demand for the formation of a parliamentary committee to probe Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane’s involvement in embezzling cooperative funds.

A meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party held on Friday decided that the parliamentary probe committee should be formed for the guarantee of independent and impartial investigation in the cooperative scam, arguing that there is evidence of Lamichhane’s involvement in the cooperative, said NC Chief Whip, Ramesh Lekhak.

Saying this issue has now become the matter of concern of all the people, not only of the NC, the meeting of the main opposition party said that it would again put forth the demand of formation of the parliamentary probe committee in the federal Parliament session, commencing from today, as the demand was not addressed in previous session, he mentioned.

The NC Parliamentary Party meeting held discussion about the party’s preparation in the federal Parliament scheduled from today. The NC said meetings of the House of Representatives and National Assembly might be obstructed if the parliamentary probe committee is not formed immediately.

Similarly, the party expressed grief over the loss of lives and property from the incidents of fire and wildfire that took place at different places of the country for the past few days, demanding the government to take measures to control the incidents of fire and wildfire as well as to provide relief materials immediately to the victim families in this hour of disaster.

Paying tribute to those killed in such incidents, the NC extended condolences to the bereaved families.

The Parliamentary Party meeting urged the government to immediately resolve the problem of drinking water as the people of the hilly regions have been facing shortage of drinking water after forest fires destroyed pipeline at different places.

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