NC boycotts Gandaki Province Assembly meetings


Gandaki, April 19: The Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to boycott the Province Assembly meeting in Gandaki Province called for today at 3:00pm.     

The meeting of NC parliamentary party decided to not to attend the Province Assembly meetings until there is any verdict on the writ filed by NC parliamentary party member Surendra Raj Pandey regarding the legitimacy of the provincial government led by Khagaraj Adhikari.     

The Supreme Court, recently issuing an interim order on the preliminary hearing on the petition, ordered the provincial government not to take major decisions until any conclusion was reached on the petition.     

The courts had also ordered to set April 22 for full hearing on the petition.     

The statement issued by NC Chief Whip Nanda Prasad Neupane here today said that the NC had submitted an attention letter to the Speaker of the Province Assembly stating that the Chief Minister of the Province called the Province Assembly to obtain vote of confidence ignoring the interim order.     

"The Province Assembly Members of the Nepali Congress would like to inform that a decision has been made that we will not attend the meeting of the Gandaki Province Assembly called for 3.00pm on April 19 as well as any other meeting of the Province Assembly that are convened until the Honorable Supreme Court gives its final verdict," reads the press release.     

The Nepali Congress stated that the recommendation to summon the Province Assembly session and the Province Chief summoning the session are inappropriate in the context of the Supreme Court issuing stay order not to take and have taken decisions having long-term consequences.     

Likewise, the Congress has urged the bodies concerned not to conduct and have conducted the Province Assembly session, saying doing so until the final verdict of the case that is sub-judice in the court is made would be constitutionally wrong and inconsistent with the parliamentary decorum and tradition. (RSS)

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