Saturday, 20th December 2014

MPs underline need to debate Indian power cooperation proposal in parliament


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The Members of Parliament (MPs) have stressed on the need to thoroughly discuss the Indian government's proposal of developing Nepal's hydro power sector.

Speaking at the Legislature-Parliament meeting on Thursday, MP Haribol Gajurel of UCPN (Maoist) demanded that the government make its view public through the parliament regarding the Indian proposal before signing an agreement.

Bhim Rawal of the CPN (UML) emphasised that the government has to inform the House on the contents of the Indian proposal on power trade. He stressed that any agreement on the power trade should be for mutual benefit.

Kamal Thapa of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal said it is necessary to make the visit of the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Sworaj, beneficial for both the countries.

Likewise, CP Mainali of the CPN-ML drew the government's attention to make Sworaj's Nepal visit successful and added that the government should start talks with all political parties on this.

Prem Suwal of Nepal Workers and Peasants' Party highlighted that the government must immediately inform the House on the contents of the Indian proposal of power deal submitted to the government of Nepal.


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