Current Affairs

Lawmakers draw government attention to contemporary issues

Kathmandu, 2 June – Speaking at the outset of the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today, lawmakers sought time with the House Speaker to draw the attention of the elected body and the government over problems dogging their constituencies including the plight of the quake-stricken.

Lawmaker, Kanchan Chandra Bade Shrestha, said the recent flood has badly affected Banepa and the surrounding areas, and called on government to tame the river of the district.

Lawmaker, Ramhari Subedi, stressed on the urgency to effectively undertake reconstruction works. He called on the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) to relist the quake-stricken who were left out of the earlier list prepared by the government.

Some individuals are trying to divert the course of the Manahara River that flows by Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, lawmaker, Prem Suwal, pointed out demanding action against such miscreants. He expressed grief citing that quake-victims are in a state of disarray without a home to live in.

Lawmakers Ramhari Khatiwada and Harkabole Rai demanded Rs 10 million in compensation to the families of those losing their relatives on Wednesday’s tractor accident in Okhaldunga. They called for immediate arrangement for distributing relief to the quake-stricken.

Earlier, lawmaker, Dimple Kumari Ojha, announced that the Madhes-centric parties and indigenous nationalities’ parties would boycott today’s House Session.

When she made the announcement the lawmakers of the concerned parties walked out of the parliament.