The largest opposition group, the Nepali Congress (NC), has expressed reservations about Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli issuing a statement on the eve of a National Assembly by-election and asking for votes.
PM Oli’s behaviour was found to be in breach of the election code of conduct at a meeting of the NC parliamentary party’s executive committee in New Baneshwor on Wednesday, and he must be kept accountable. On Thursday, a by-election for the National Assembly in Bagmati Province will be held.
The NC has also requested that the incumbent government construct well-equipped hospitals in each of the seven provinces to treat Covid-19 suspects and infected people. The meeting of the NC parliamentary party, held at Lhotse Hall of the Federal Parliament building, urged the government to be serious about the prevention and treatment of Covid-19, as more and more cases were registered in the country on a daily basis, according to NC chief whip Bal Krishna Khand.
NC has also requested universal vaccination, according to Khand, who also expressed gratitude to national and international organisations, agencies, and individuals who have aided Nepal in its battle against Covid-19. To contain the Covid-19, the NC has called for further cooperation and funding from national and international organizations.