Proposal seeking discussion on Govinda KC’s demands, filed at Nepal Parliament
Kathmandu, July 21 : Nepali Congress lawmaker Gagan Thapa on Thursday filed a proposal of public importance demanding the Parliament begin discussions on demands raised by Dr Govinda K. C., who has been staging fast-unto-death for last 12 days demanding reforms in Nepal medical education sector. "I have filed this proposal of public importance as it is imperative to seek necessary solutions after holding discussions in the respectable House as it is necessary to take immediate initiatives for protection of his life after addressing sensitive issues of public interest raised by Dr KC," the Himalayan Times quoted Thapa, as saying. He filed the proposal putting forth four specific reasons that the House should discuss the veteran doctor's demands. In the proposal, Thapa has said that it is essential that the Legislature take initiatives to save the life of Dr K. C., who has been staging the fast-unto-death for last 12 days. Likewise, he said the Parliament should urge the government to be responsible towards ensuring that the past agreements signed with Dr K. C. have been implemented. "The government had concluded various agreements with Dr K.C. on reforms in medication education. It is the Parliament's obligation to instruct the government as necessary after finding why the commitments could not be implemented," Thapa's proposal read. Further, the House needs to discuss his demands as they are directly related to the Parliament this time, according to Thapa. He argued in the proposal that status of implementation of the report submitted by the Kedar Bhakta Mathema panel is also directly related to the Parliament. On Dr KC's demand to impeach Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki, Thapa said the Parliament is the only authority to carry out an independent probe into the allegation.