No reasons to mistrust govt, says PM Oli as he seeks confidence from House

NL Today

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has claimed that there are no reasons to mistrust the government arguing that it has accomplished many good works.

Asking for a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives on Monday, the Prime Minister said that the government has done everything possible to safeguard geographical integrity and national interest.

“No effort has been spared to protect nationality, independence, geographical integrity. Nepal has started to be recognized in the international arena on the issue of nationality,” PM Oli said.

He said that the government was committed to good governance and maintaining peace and order.

On a separate note, PM Oli has said that the constitution will be amended on the basis of justification and necessity.

In his address, PM Oli urged one and all to join hands in the campaign to prevent and control the coronavirus.

“Coronavirus infection has prevailed across the globe, we are also fighting against the pandemic. The government has effectively taken ahead action against coronavirus being focused on its prevention and treatment,” the prime minister said.

PM Oli underlined the need for unity among all against coronavirus keeping aside differences in political principles and ideology.

Noting that the government has faced several allegations and criticisms while focusing on measures against the Covid-19 pandemic, he took an exception to blame the prime minister and the government for corruption in the procurement of medicines.

He expressed readiness to probe into the alleged corruption in the procurement of drugs and take any action if it was proved.

The prime minister further said the government has focused its all-out efforts to stem coronavirus by establishing new hospitals and beds.

The House of Representatives (HoR) has started its session in connection with deciding on the vote that the Prime Minister has sought from the lower house of the federal parliament.

At the outset of the meeting, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota had read out a letter from the President regarding the summoning of the House session.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called the special session of the HoR on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers as the Prime Minister had considered it necessary to seek a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives.

Immediately after reading out the letter from the President, the Speaker nominated the lawmakers to chair the meetings of the HoR during the session. The names of Dr Dila Sangraula, Man Bahadur BK, Radha Kumari Gyawali, Rekha Sharma, Renu Kumari Yadav, Lal Babu Pandit and Som Prasad Pandeya have been nominated for this purpose.

Prior to this, the meeting observed a minute’s silence to the memory of the martyrs laying down their lives for establishing republic and democracy.

Speaker Sapkota informed the meeting that the session has been called for the purpose of a vote of confidence to the government as the Prime Minister had notified to take the confidence vote from the House in accordance with the constitution.

The lawmakers will now put their views on the basis of party representation on the Prime Minister’s proposal.

The Prime Minister will then respond to the opinions expressed and questions raised by the lawmakers from different parties.

Following this, the Prime Minister’s proposal will be put to a vote in the House.