Task Force Deadlocked Over Inclusion of Home Minister’s Name in Fraud Probe

A deadlock persists within the task force assigned to form a parliamentary investigation committee to address the co-operative fraud case. The main contention revolves around whether to include Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane’s name in the investigation.

Chaired by Minister of Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Padam Giri, the task force struggled to reach a consensus during a meeting held at the Ministry of Law in Singha Durbar. While most aspects were settled, Minister Giri revealed that the inclusion of Lamichhane’s name in the Terms of Reference (TOR) remained a point of contention.

“Everything else has been agreed upon. We did not reach an agreement on whether to name Rabi Lamichhane or not,” Minister Giri stated.

The Nepali Congress requested additional time for internal deliberations, leading to the temporary adjournment of the meeting. Insiders disclosed that while the ruling party leaned towards acknowledging cooperatives allegedly linked to Home Minister Lamichhane, such as Suryadarshan and Supriya, consensus failed to materialize between the government and the opposition.

NC leader Jiwan Pariyar requested the adjournment for further deliberations. Mahesh Bartaula, Chief Whip of CPN-UML, expressed optimism, anticipating further decisions in the subsequent meeting later in the evening.


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