Parliament commences discussions on impeachment motion

Posted on: October 25, 2016 | views: 187

The Legislature-Parliament has begun discussions on the impeachment motion against Chief of the Commission for the Investigations of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki.

The parliamentary discussions on the motion registered by 157 lawmakers including Mahendra Bahadur Shahi of CPN (Maoist Centre) last Wednesday commenced from today.

The motion presented by lawmaker Shahi was seconded by CPN (UML)'s lawmaker Bhanubhakta Dhakal.
Taking part in the preliminary discussions on the motion today, lawmaker Shahi accused the CIAA Chief of using the CIAA, a constitutional body formed as per the principle of the separation of power to control corruption, as a platform for fulfilling family and personal interests.

Nepali Congress lawmaker Gagan Kumar Thapa said,  he has supported the impeachment motion against Chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki, as the issue was related to the prestige of Nepali people.

Similarly, CPN-UML lawmaker Rabindra Adhikari said the motion is not the issue relating to ruling coalition and change of the government but to the conduct of the CIAA Chief Karki, acted against official disciple.

RPP-Nepal lawmaker Kunti Kumari Shahi however said her party was studying the impeachment motion now, and it would take decision at appropriate time.

Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal (Loktantrik) lawmaker Jitendra Dev said his party was hurt as the motion was brought in a nontransparent way, albeit it may be good.

Supporting the motion, CPN (ML) General Secretary and lawmaker CP Mainali said the appointment of CIAA Chief Karki was against people's mandate.

Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmaker Anuradha Thapa Magar said there were many rooms left for doubt as the impeachment motion was brought forcefully.

Nepali Congress lawmaker Ram Hari Khatiwada pledged to support the motion.

CPN (UML) lawmaker Yagyaraj Sunuwar said that it was necessary to pass the impeachment motion against Karki by more than two-third majority for the people's supremacy and social justice.

Similarly, NC lawmaker Badri Prasad Pandey argued that the impeachment motion was registered against Karki, who was in controversy before his appointment to CIAA Chief, in a mysterious way.

The next House meeting has been scheduled for November 10.

House passes proposals

A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today unanimously passed the proposal seeking to send the Bill on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities -2072 BS to the concerned committee for clause-wise discussions.

Before this, Law Minister Ajay Shankar Nayak had presented the Bill in the House, on behalf of the Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Similarly, the House unanimously approved the proposal seeking to send the Nepal Veterinary Council (First Amendment) Bill- 2072 BS to the related committee for clause- wise discussions.