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Govt willing to listen to voices of all : PM Oli
Kathmandu, June 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government is always willing to listen to the voices of all and appealed to all the political forces to not be swayed by emotions and impulses.
The Prime Minister made this statement at a special press meet he addressed on Tuesday afternoon after he could not address the House of Represenatatives's meeting due to its obstrution by the main opposition Nepali Congress.
"As this government is elected by the people, it is always ready to discuss if there are any griviences with the people," PM Oli said.
I urge all political forces to not get misled by emotions and impulses and keep in mind that we achieved democracy by fighting together for the same, but our achievement was snatched away time and again in the past creating rifts among us, the PM said.
The PM remarked that the language being used in the Nepali news media was failing to represent the norms and values of the Nepali society while he referred to the press as the pillar of democracy and a fourth estate of the state.
Prime Minister Oli said that the main opposition Nepali Congress' conduct in the House of Representatives (HoR) today was indecent and against parliamentary norms and practices. "Parliament is a platform to inform the nation about the issues of national importance but the conduct NC showed was against the parliamentary norms," he said.
He argued that the NC's conduct was childish. NC is intentionally creating hindrances in every sector by showing its childish conduct, which is objectionable, he added.
The Prime Minister also said NC obstructed the house under the leadership of its President Sher Bahadur Debua himself without any genuine reason, and which was not at all warranted.
According to Prime Minister Oli, the Head of the Government informs the house first and is followed by the main opposition and other parties expressing their views on it. This is the parliamentarian practice but NC seems to have forgotten it.