Problems arise when bills are introduced without prior discussion: Speaker Ghimire


By Bishnu Pokharel,Damak, Sept. 27: Speaker Devraj Ghimire has expressed his concern over the practice of introducing various bills in the parliament without holding adequate discussions.

He acknowledged that over the course of nine months, the government had introduced many draft bills without consulting experts and stakeholders in the respective fields.

Speaking with journalists at his parliamentary liaison office in Birtamod, Jahpa, on Monday, Ghimire attributed the ongoing protests and agitations related to the 'Education Bill' to a lack of similar prior discussions.   

Ghimire arrived in Birtamod in the course of his visit to his home district Jhapa.

Upon receiving a memorandum from the stakeholders and hearing their concerns, he said it appeared that there had been no prior discussion on the issues with the stakeholders, he said. 

He mentioned that he had engaged in discussions with various stakeholders regarding the Education Bill. 

Ghimire underscored the significance of conducting thorough discussions and debates with relevant stakeholders before drafting any bill.

Now all the bills presented in the parliament should undergo thorough discussions, he said, adding, “The government should engage in deliberations before introducing business to the parliament.”

Ghimire also provided assurance that all the bills presented in the Parliament would undergo thorough discussions.

He also expressed his concern about the frequent obstruction of the Parliament. 

“I expect that the upcoming Parliament meeting scheduled for October 1 will proceed without any obstruction,” he said.

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