Kathmandu: The ruling coalition has objected to the ‘threatening remarks’ made by UML lawmakers against Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota.
In a joint statement issued on Monday, Nepali Congress Whip Pushpa Bhushal, CPN (Maoist Center) Chief Whip Dev Gurung, Janata Samajbadi Party lawmaker Pradip Yadav, Janamorcha lawmaker Durga Poudel and lawmaker Jeevanram Shrestha of Madhav Nepal group objected to the remarks.
“We strongly object to the threatening remarks made against the Speaker and urge all to maintain constitutional dignity,” reads the statement said. “The remarks against the Speaker are against the current constitutional and democratic systems.”
During recent meetings with Speaker Sapkota, UML lawmaker Mahesh Basnet, Chief Whip Bishal Bhattarai and others had piled pressure on the Speaker to dismiss 14 lawmakers as per the action taken by the party.
The statement said that their attention has been drawn by the ‘use of force’ against the parliamentary dignity and the ‘threatening remarks’ by the leaders of the main opposition against the Speaker.