Nepali Congress ends House obstruction, says closely watching CIAA

Lalita Niwas Land Grab Scam

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The House of Representative meeting resumed on Tuesday after the main opposition party Nepali Congress ended its obstruction.

The opposition had been obstructing the House business protesting the CIAA’s decision to implicate its Deputy-Parliamentary Party leader Bijay Kumar Gachhadar in the notorious Lalita Niwas land grab scam while exonerating Nepal Communist Party General Secretary Bishnu Paudel and ex-Supreme Court Chief Justice Kumar Regmi.

The CIAA on Feb 5 filed a corruption case against 175 persons including Gachhadar at the Special Court accusing them of illegally registering the state land to the name of various individuals.

Stating that the CIAA registered the case against Gachhadar

“The CIAA’s decision to implicate Gachhadar was politically motivated and was an act of political vengeance,” reiterated Pushpa Bhusal.

The government claiming that the CIAA’s move was one of its great achievements, has proved that the constitutional body is the government’s shadow.

She drew the attention of the legislature toward the CIAA’s move and said the opposition is closely watching the commission.

“The NC will continue the nation-wide protest against the CIAA’s decision,” she added.

Earlier, a meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party had decided not to obstruct the House meeting.