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Govt demands NC’s position on violence: Spokesperson Banskota

KATHMANDU: The government has urged the major opposition, Nepali Congress to be clear on its position on violence. Spokesperson of the government and Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Bankskota, questioned the NC’s conduct in view of the obstruction of parliament over the Sarlahi incident.

At a weekly press meet to share the government’s decision here today, Minister Banskota warned that if the violence spreads, none would be spared. Regarding the demand of a parliamentary probe team on the Sarlahi incident, he wondered, “How many times can we form the parliamentary committee, and on which issues? Is it useful to form committee in every issue? It’s impossible. Parliament obstruction is not the first and last thing.” According to him, it was not possible to form the parliament committee on the issue of prohibition to the violence. Making committee on every accident is wrong.

He further argued that as both sides to decide the nature of parliamentary committee are political activists, it would be a mere ‘political propaganda’.

In response to a question relating to the NC’s Spokesperson’s remark that government traded the death, Minister Banskota said, “We want continuation of life but not the trade of death. It is citizen’s human right to life. Opposition party has faulty perspective on peace and democracy.

“NC eulogizes BP at day and Biplab at night,” he lambasted the opposition, further asserting that murder, violence and terrorism were not acceptable. It is, as he said, time to convince NC against violence. He became further critical of the opposition, saying, “Among four stars of the NC, where has the star for peace, democracy and freedom gone? So, violence is acceptable neither to ruling party nor to the opposition. It is condemnable.

He said the reports on test of pesticide residue on vegetables and fruits were sheer exaggeration. Undue pressure is unacceptable to anyone.

Published Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 07:30 AM

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