NC demands parliamentary committee to probe cooperative scam

Kathmandu, April 9: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has reiterated the demand for formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate the cooperative fraud scam.

Today’s meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party demanded this, alleging the involvement of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Rabi Lamichhane, in embezzling the cooperative amount, said NC Chief Whip, Ramesh Lekhak.

The meeting held under chairmanship of party President Sher Bahadur Deuba called for constituting a parliamentary committee for fair, independent and credible investigation into the scam as Home Minister Lamichhane is found involved in embezzling the cooperative amount.

The NC stated that it has been repeatedly demanding the formation of a parliamentary committee for the investigation and today’s parliamentary party meeting also took the decision calling for the same, determining that the demand was appropriate. The NC said the government itself should take the responsibility of obstruction in the parliament which would be continued until the government becomes irresponsible towards NC’s demand for formation of parliamentary committee.

Lekhak mentioned that the meeting was univocal on the issue of pointing out the government’s weakness strongly in a constructive way, from the position of the main opposition party.