Nepali Congress urges formation of parliamentary committee for cooperative fraud investigation

Party also accused Minister for Labour, Employment, and Social Security, DP Aryal of his involvement in the cooperative case.

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC), the main opposition party, has reiterated its call for the formation of a parliamentary committee to conduct a thorough investigation into the cooperative fraud case.

The party emphasized that Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane's name is associated with the case.

NC demanded that the committee be empowered to investigate the cooperative fraud case and uncover the truth.

Speaker Devraj Ghimire allocated time to NC lawmaker Ram Krishna Yadav after all NC lawmakers stood in protest during today's House of Representatives (HoR) meeting.

During the session, lawmaker Yadav stressed the importance of a parliamentary probe into the cooperative fraud scam, highlighting the need for restoring trust after the investigation into Lamichhane's involvement ceased with the government's reconstitution.

Yadav pointed out that Home Minister Lamichhane should resign based on ethical grounds, citing his alleged loan of Rs 800 million from a cooperative while working at Gorkha Media Pvt Ltd, which remains unpaid.

Additionally, Yadav called for an investigation into Minister for Labour, Employment, and Social Security, DP Aryal's involvement in the cooperative case. He clarified that his party would not obstruct the House on other matters unrelated to the Home Ministry and cooperative issues.

Yadav urged the government to address the concerns raised by lawmakers seriously and restore public confidence by ending impunity, upholding the rule of law, and ensuring good governance.

In response, Speaker Ghimire acknowledged the issues raised by Yadav and assured that they had drawn the attention of the House.

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