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Kathmandu, June 26: The main opposition Nepali Congress has reiterated its demand of a written commitment from the government of providing Rs. 200,000 in a lump sum to the quake survivors.
The party has also urged the government to grant loan between Rs. 1.5 million to Rs. 2.5 million at the interest rate of two per cent to the quake survivors to help rebuild their homes damaged in the April 25, 2015 earthquake. NC has argued that both the decisions had been taken by the previous NC-led government.
Taking over its demand the party has been obstructing the sitting of the parliament since the past few days. And accordingly, soon after the Legislature-Parliament meeting began today, NC leader Arjun Narsingh KC spoke and accused the government of being insensitive towards the plight of the quake survivors who continue to live under temporary shelters even 14 months after the disaster struck.
Leader KC also accused the National Reconstruction Authority of distributing funds from the state coffers to non-government organizations.
NC Leader Mohan Bahadur Basnet said the government was playing ‘politics’ over the fate of the quake survivors.
Chief Whip of the Party Chinkaji Shrestha announced that his party would continue obstructing the parliament until the government made a commitment to give a lump sum of Rs. 200,000 to the quake survivors.
The NC leaders stood from their respective seats to put forth their views, and thereby denying Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli from addressing the house. The Prime Minister was present at the parliament today to respond to the NC’s demand and to shed light on the initiative taken by the government in relation to the Kabul suicide attack on Nepali migrant workers. The Speaker had announced the same to the house, but the opposition MPs continued to rise from their respective seats.
As a result, the parliament sitting has been postponed for an hour today. The list of business for the day included deliberations on various Ministries under the Appropriation Bill. RSS

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