Medical education bill won’t be backtracked: Minister Banskota


Kathmandu, Jan. 24: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has asserted that the National Medical Education Bill would be passed next day, as there was no chance of getting it backtracked.
Also the Spokesperson of the government, Minister Banskota added that the Medical Bill was forwarded to the parliament after adequate discussions in the related committee. But the opposition party objected to it without reading all provisions in the Bill, he complained, adding that House of Representatives meeting would be held on Friday.
The government came up with clear stand on the Medical Education Bill at a time when Dr Govinda KC has been staging the 16th hunger strike and the opposition Nepali Congress obstructing the parliament meeting.
“The Bill is now the parliament’s property and under parliament’s jurisdiction after it was forwarded by the related parliamentary committee on the basis of voting,” Banskota said at a weekly press conference on Thursday.
Rather, he commented that he was wondering why the Bill was termed a ‘mafia-oriented’, while there were various pro-people provisions such as no new medical colleges in the Kathmandu Valley for ten years, non-profiting medical college, students’ quota, special scholarship and subsidized loan to the students from poor families.
“Is it hospital or parliament or any other place that frames law? What’s agreement and disagreement for? Can’t it be a separate paper Dr KC is handed over keeping him confusion?” Minister Banskota put forth the questions before media, arguing that ill efforts were made to obfuscate people on positive provisions in the Bill.
Moreover, the Spokesperson said heated debate could be held during the discussion, but voting or the process is the parliamentary procedure. “Please, don’t take it as government’s arrogance,” he viewed.
According to him, obstructing Speaker and elbowing Minister in the parliament is not a democratic manner. The ruling party was always ready to discuss in the parliament. He also warned that staging hunger strike by Dr KC was against the Bill and against himself.
He wondered whether there were other targets than the medical education while protesting the Bill.
On a different note, he said none could backtrack from the management of peace process and transitional justice. The government is aware of the role leaders as Girija Prasad Koirala and Manamohan Adhikari played for the country, and the hospitals named after Koiralas would be managed based on the need and relevance.
Responding to a query relating to the hierarchy of the office bearers of the constitutional commissions, the Minister said, “People are on the top of the hierarchy, and the hierarchy is determined by the people.” RSS

Related News

Isolate Pakistan, Sushma tells U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 26 : India took its campaign to diplomatically isolate Pakistan to the United Nations on Monday, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking the world community to hold countries that “nurture, peddle and export” terrorism to account. A unified global strategy can defeat terrorism, “and if any nation…

With LoC turning porous, a strike when the iron was hot

NEW DELHI, Sept. 30 : The Union government had kept the Army strike across the Line of Control under the wraps, but had put the forces guarding the border on maximum alert two days ago, said a senior Home Ministry official. The official said the Pakistani Army had violated the…

We are frustrated with Pak., says Hasina

NEW DELHI, Oct. 14: Bangladesh feels “frustrated” with Pakistan over its export of terror, butDhaka’s reasons for pulling out of the SAARC summit in Islamabad were “different from India’s,” says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, attempting to draw a distinction between supporting India on terrorism after the Uri attacks and supporting the subsequent…

Modi takes on Pakistan at BRICS, terms it 'mother ship of terror'

BENAULIM, GOA, Oct. 16: Taking on Pakistan at the BRICS summit, India on Sunday said terrorism is a “direct threat” to economic prosperity and growth. Speaking at the BRICS leaders' meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought action against terrorism and called for an early adoption of CCIT (Comprehensive Convention on International…

BRICS meet declaration pledges to fight terror

BENAULIM (GOA), Oct. 17: The 8th BRICS summit ended here on Sunday with the adoption of the Goa Declaration which pledged opposition to terrorism, even as India failed to get a consensus on references to “cross-border terror” and Pakistan-based terror groups in the final statement. However, in a strongly worded statement,…

President Mukherjee's visit will create new basis in Nepal-India ties: Minister Mahat

KATHMANDU, Nov. 1:- Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has expressed the belief that the three-day state visit of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to Nepal beginning tomorrow will create a new basis in the relations between Nepal and India.  The Indian President is visiting Nepal at the invitation…


Find Us on Facebook

From Social

Tokyo (Japan), Sept. 13: A new leadership assumed responsibilities at the Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), Japan on Sunday. The new office bearers took oath of office and secrecy after a long fought battle resulting from dissatisfaction from those who…

Lama led officials assume responsibility in NRNA Japan