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UML's demand to table the report on Balkumari incident in the House

2024 Feb 23, 13:27,
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The main opposition CPN (UML) has demanded that the government table the report of the commission formed to investigate the fatal incident that took place in Balkumari of Lalitpur. It may be noted that the incident on December 29, 2023, led to the death of two job aspirants.

At the beginning of today's meeting of the House of Representatives, UML MP Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai demanded that the report be made public. He argued that since the commission found the Minister of Physical, Infrastructure, and Transport guilty in the incident, he cannot remain in office while the Home Minister who commands the security agencies should take moral responsibility for the incident.

The report of commission should be made public immediately and the recommendations should be implemented.

MP Bhattarai, who is UML Secretary, also said that when the minister who was summoned for a statement by the CIAA over the irregularities in the procurement of the Telecommunication Traffic Monitoring and Fraud Control System could not remain in office on moral grounds.

Minister of Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet should pave the way for the CIAA to conduct the investigation fairly, he argued.

Furthermore, Bhattarai argued that Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sudan Kiranti should not remain in office, as irregularities have been reported in renting out the Ramgram area, with relics of Lord Gautam Buddha, for commercial purposes.


CPN-UML Balkumari Lalitpur House of Representatives MP Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai Minister of Physical infrastructure and Transport CIAA Minister of Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet Sudan Kiranti
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