Senior Maoist leader Dev Gurung on Tuesday said that the three bills regarding anti-money laundering, extradition treaty and mutual legal assistance recently tabled by the government at the legislature-parliament would not be endorsed until the party approves of it.
Dev Gurung, who is the chief-whip of the ruling party, ruled out the possibility of the House endorsing the three bills under any circumstances until the party makes a formal decision on it.
The former law minister made the remark at a program held in the capital.
It must be noted that Maoist lawmakers close to the party's hardliner faction had boycotted the meeting of the legislature parliament on Monday, opposing the three bills regarding anti-money laundering tabled by the government. They claimed that the government was tabling the bills under pressure from "imperialist" forces and demanded that they be withdrawn.
Meanwhile, Gurung said that Information Minister JP Gupta must apologise for making an "anti-national and secessionist" remark or he should resign from the minister's post immediately.
He also said that his party has taken the information minister's statement - that Madhesh might sever its ties with the nation if the parties don't address Madhesi demands - "very seriously". nepalnews.com