MPs concerned over Kanchanpur rape incident and increased taxes

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KATHMANDU, August 23: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government towards various contemporary issues including Kanchanpur rape case and increased tax collection by the local-level.

During the special-hour of today’s meeting of the House of Representatives, Sujata Koirala of Nepali Congress criticized the government’s move of increasing tax to add woes to the people’s life, even at a time when the opposition party has expressed commitment to fully support the government if it leads the country towards prosperity.

Koirala said that the government should pay special attention over the issue of tax as local-levels have been imposing tax haphazardly.

Similarly, Surya Pathak of the Communist Party of Nepal expressed the view that the incumbent government has been working for appropriate foreign policy, federalism implementation and establishment of good governance.

He said, “The policy forwarded by Nepal to establish balanced relation with China and India after the formation of the incumbent government has been widely welcomed. The opposition party has spread rumour unnecessarily regarding tax imposed by the local levels.”

Likewise, lawmaker Deepak Prakash Bhatta drew the attention of the House towards the attempts made to save the real culprits by implicating people not involved in the incident.

Briefing the House about the loss of lives and property due to landslide and flooding at different places of Rasuwa, Mohan Basnet sought the arrangement for relief to the victims.

Lawmaker Amrita Agrahari questioned why and on what basis the victory certificate was not given to Resham Chaudhary, elected by the people, accusing the government of discriminating against the Madhes and Madhesi people while Sarita Giri drew the government’s attention over the obstruction to the expansion of power grid from Dhalkebar of Dhanusha to Itahari of Sunsari in Kadariya village of Lahan municipality. RSS