KATHMANDU, May 11: The famous television talk show Janata Janna Chahanchan live broadcast on Prime Times Television on Friday evening was full of drama and almost went out of control after the guest leaders of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) engaged in a super-heated argument.
Host Rishi Dhamala invited NCP standing committee member Satya Narayan Mandal and NC leader and former minister Ram Krishna Yadav in the live talk show to discuss the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2019/20. The discussion was supposed to be focused on the proposal which Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented in the National Assembly on Friday afternoon, seeking discussion on the principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill for the upcoming fiscal year.
However, the talk show turned nasty from the beginning after both leaders started accusing one another’s party of their dismal works and short achievements. The leaders came heavy on each other shouting furiously, frequently stood from their respective seats and almost engaged into brawl throughout the show—the debate turned so intense that Mandal almost left the program even warning to boycott the show.
Host Dhamala, who is also the President of Reporters’ Club Nepal and also the host of Nepali Bahas at Nepali Radio Network, had a hard timing cooling the indignant leaders.