Allegations levelled by Home Minister Lamichhane are fictitious: NC

KATHMANDU: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has reiterated its demand of forming a parliamentary committee for carrying out a fair and independent investigation against Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Rabi Lamichhane, who is accused of embezzling cooperatives’ funds.

A meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party held at the Parliament Building in New Baneshwar today stated that there is clear evidence showing Home Minister Lamichhane’s involvement in misappropriating the cooperatives funds and reiterated its demand for forming a parliamentary committee for conducting an impartial probe.

Talking to the mediapersons after the meeting, NC Chief Whip Ramesh Lekhak said the issue of Home Minister Lamichhane’s involvement in the misappropriation of cooperatives’ funds is not only carried by the media, but it is also a matter evidenced from the police investigation and the charges registered in the court.

“Our bottom line is formation of an independent, impartial committee for conducting an investigation into the misappropriation of the cooperatives’ funds and recommending stern action against those involved in this. The allegations made by Home Minister Lamichhane in the meeting of the House of Representatives on Sunday are false, misleading and fictitious,” said the NC Chief Whip Lekhak.

According to Lekhak, the Home Minister should not question others in the House, rather he should respond to questions raised on him.

The Nepali Congress has decided to also draw the Prime Minister’s attention over the ‘irresponsible statement and presentation’ by the Home Minister.

NC Chief Whip Lekhak said the meeting also decided that the Nepali Congress was open for proving the accusations leveled by Home Minister Lamichhane by conducting fair and free investigation on them.

 

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