House of Representatives meeting adjourned after NC protest

Nepali Congress

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The meeting of the House of Representatives has been adjourned following the protest from the Nepali Congress.

The government has been preparing to table the New Medical Education Bill for the endorsement at the meeting today. But the NC lawmakers strongly criticized the government’s preparation and demanded the Bill should include all the agreements reached with Dr Govinda KC.

Arthopaedic surgeon Dr KC has been staging hunger strike demanding reforms in medical sector for the past two weeks. He began his 16th hunger strike on January 9 after the Education and Health Committee of the legislature parliament endorsed the report on Medical Education Bill against the agreement forged between Dr KC and the government on July 26 last year.

NC Parliamentary Party deputy leader Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar, speaking at the parliament, demanded a correction in the Bill insisting that the Bill should not be tabled with accommodating all the demands of Dr KC.

Following the obstruction, the Speaker adjourned the House of Representatives meeting.

Earlier this morning, the opposition party had obstructed the meeting of the National Assembly as well, expressing concern over the government apathy to operate the hospitals established in commemoration of party prominent leaders the late Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala.

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