KATHMANDU: SEPT. 9 – MCC Vice President Fatema Sumar has expressed her displeasure over the controversy over MCC in Nepal. The delegation led by Fatema, who arrived in Kathmandu only on Thursday (today) morning, first met the Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. During the talks with Oli, Fatema was upset about the dispute. “What is happening in Nepal right now with regard to the MCC,” UML foreign affairs chief Rajan Bhattarai said, quoting Fatema.
In response, Oli said, “We are now the main opposition. We have nothing to speak about in Parliament.” Fatema said that considering the situation in Nepal, MCC tried to help. The ruling party itself is not clear on the issue, “Bhattarai said, quoting Oli.” First, let them (the ruling party) be clear on their official position. We are not stingy about playing a role as an opponent. ‘
‘MCC stuck in Parliament due to role of Speaker’
During the talks, Oli said that the MCC could not move forward due to the role of the Speaker. “It simply came to our notice then. However, due to the role of the Speaker, it could not move forward after that. Now we are in opposition. There is nothing we can do now. Let the ruling party make it clear first. Ask for our opinion, we are ready to play our role, ‘Oli told Fatema.
“The United States is a country that believes in democracy and knows what the opposition can do,” Oli said. You also know what the Opposition can do in Parliament. We are also in opposition now. There is nothing we can do. ‘
Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who came from the Maoist centre’s quota, was the speaker when the MCC was tabled in the parliament. After Mahara’s suspension, Agni Prasad Sapkota is still the Speaker from the Maoist quota. The Maoist MCC is of the view that it should not be passed without amendment.