Nepali Congress’s ‘shadow govt’ holds first meeting

Gokul Baskota

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The shadow government of the main opposition party Nepali Congress held its first meeting on Sunday, nine months after it was formed.

The meeting chaired by party president Sher Bahadur Deuba discussed current politics and the performance of the government, according to NC’s parliamentary party leader of the National Assembly (NA) Surendra Raj Pandey.

The meeting has directed the shadow cabinet to launch an investigation into the recent Gokul Baskota commission deal in the procurement process of the security printing press and other corruption charges against the government.

Baskota resigned on Thursday after he was caught bargaining for Rs 700 million commission with a Swiss company agent in a leaked audio conversation.

The shadow government has also called a joint meeting of the opposition parties of the parliament to discuss and decide on how to proceed with the upcoming house meeting.