Monday, 22nd December 2014

House has to endorse President, Vice President: Oli


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CPN-UML Chairperson KP Oli has said the parliament has to approve the appointment of President and Vice President.

Oli said this while speaking with journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon his arrival from Singapore after a medical check-up on Tuesday.

“UML is committed to the seven-point agreement signed with Nepali Congress at the time of forming the incumbent government. As per the agreement, the President and Vice President have to be approved by the parliament,” Oli said.

“The agreement was signed for implementation not for keeping it as a record in a cupboard.”

“The agreement says either the President and Vice President are endorsed or the parliament holds a new election for these posts,” Oli added.

In contrast to Oli and UML’s claim and stand for the implementation of the agreement, the NC has been reasserting its own stance.

The NC has been claiming that such provision was included in the seven-point agreement, but the President has already approved the government’s program and policy and therefore, his and the Vice President’s posts need not be approved by the parliament.

Oli flew to National University Hospital in Singapore on July 22 last week, as his right hand swollen by fungal infection did not reduce to the normal size. Oli is a kidney transplant patient and has already undergone lengthy treatments in New Delhi and Bangkok.


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