Impeachment motion ‘irrelevant’Lawmakers have urged stakeholders to stop propagating misleading information about the impeachment proposal against Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) chief Lokman Singh Karki.
Lawmakers have urged stakeholders to stop propagating misleading information about the impeachment proposal against Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) chief Lokman Singh Karki.
Leaders have clarified that the proposal was actually a motion of public importance filed at Parliament to draw the attention of the House to save the life of Dr Govind KC, who was on hunger strike, demanding primarily reforms in the medical sector.
Leaders of the ruling party CPN (Maoist Centre), the CPN-UML and the Sadbhawana Party said that the proposal would not lead the issue to the impeachment motion. “The proposal became irrelevant ipso facto the moment Dr KC broke his fast,” said Ram Narayan Bidari, a Maoist Centre lawmaker, who is also an advocate.
Bidari also urged the stakeholders to stop spreading misleading information about the proposal. “It is just a cheap propaganda,” he said. “It has already become irrelevant legally, politically and constitutionally.”
On July 21, Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa had submitted the proposal of public importance at the House, which was seconded by NC lawmaker Dhanraj Gurung and Maoist Centre lawmaker Shyam Shrestha, to discuss on the demand of Dr KC, of which was also an impeachment of Karki. Supporters of Dr KC have been demanding an impeachment against Karki be tabled in Parliament.
Speaking at a programme in the Capital on Sunday, CPN-UML lawmaker Banshidhar Mishra echoed Bidari. He said the demand for impeachment was baseless and ill-intended. “The propaganda is aimed at bringing the constitutional body into controversy, which is unethical as well.”
Sadbhawana Party Co-chair Laxman Lal Karna said the demand for impeachment should not be hyped. “This is not an impeachment motion,” he said.
“There is a parliamentary committee to discuss the jurisdiction of constitutional bodies. Lets not fall for propaganda.”