REVISED NEWS: NC General Secretary urges the government to maintain impartiality

NC Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma. (File photo)

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Kathmandu: General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, Bishwaprakash Sharma, has urged the government to be entirely free from prejudices while investigating individuals accused of criminal offenses or other wrongdoings.

During a special session of the House of Representatives (HoR) today, the lawmaker stressed that the government must convey a message that it treats all individuals equally in investigations over any accusations.

As he said, the government apprehended media entrepreneur Kailash Sirohiya over the citizenship issue, but no significant findings came during the investigation.

The leader added the NC is ready to cooperate with the government fully if it ensures impartial investigations against any alleged cases of irregularities since the 1990s.

He, however, praised the formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate alleged fraud involving cooperative funds, which also has alleged involvement of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Rabi Lamichhane. Sharma viewed this as a positive step.
The NC General Secretary criticized Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda for seeking a vote of confidence on May 20 despite having 22 days left before the deadline, amidst opposition obstructions. “The move is disagreeable to the party.”

The leader expressed his concerns over the accusations against the party by CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma. He challenged the Home Minister to prove the party’s involvement in the sale of public property to the company and take action if the charge was proven.

He also criticized the statement of the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister in the parliament accusing the party of leaking the nation’s information to foreigners. (RSS)