Medical bill should not be made agenda of protest: Speaker Mahara

Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Reporters' Club Nepal

DANG, Feb 3: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that the National Medical Education Bill 2075 should not be made the agenda of protest as it was endorsed by the House of Representatives in a due process.

Speaking at an press conference organized by Reporters’ Club Nepal Dang chapter on Sunday, he argued that the document was passed by the parliamentary committee at the consent of opposition following intense discussions.

He said that it would be enough if the opposition put its dissent over the bill.

“Contrary to the expectations, the opposition chose to obstruct the House, instead,” he added.

He accused the main opposition Nepali Congress of trying to politicize the issue.

On a different note, he shared that works to set up a temporary depot at Tarigaun Airport were delayed due to bureaucracy. The supplies minister and secretary have already approved the proposal to set up the depot; it was delayed due to lack of its implementation by employees. The process towards that end would begin soon, he added.