Maoist lawmakers close to party's hardliner faction led by senior vice chairman Mohan Baidha have boycotted the meeting of the legislature-parliament protesting against three bills related to money laundering and extradition law the government tabled on Monday.
Saying that the government tabled the bills coming under pressure of the “imperialist” forces, Maoist lawmakers said they won’t let the House endorse those bills under any circumstances.
Maoist lawmaker Ekraj Bhandari said that Nepal should not be compelled to pass any bills that is against its interest and urged the government to withdraw the bills.
However, despite the opposition by Maoist lawmakers, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bijay Kumar Gachchadhar tabled three bills.
During a conference held by Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Abu Dhabi recently, the inter-governmental organization of G20 accused Nepal of posing a threat to the international financial system by failing to make changes within the financial regime to check crimes such as money laundering and terrorism financing. nepalnews.com