Kathmandu, Aug. 19: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government towards contemporary political situation and local issues.

Speaking in the Legislature-Parliament meeting today, they have focused on on-going nation-wide agitations by various groups putting forth different demands, the government’s ‘failure’ to address the demands of the agitators and providing relief to the April 25 earthquake survivors among others. They have also hit out at police’s ‘suppression’ of what the agitators call peaceful strike.

Mohan Baniya has accused top political leaders of major political parties of failing to address the demands of the demonstrators despite the fact that the agitation has flared up by the day and even some persons were killed during the agitation.

Ekwal Ahmad Sah said that Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam’s briefing to the parliament recently with regards to police’s ‘suppression’ of agitations in Nawalparasi was not true.

Likewise, lawmaker Kanchan Chandra Wade Shrestha claimed that the government is ignorant of the sufferings being undergone by some flood and landslide-victims at various areas in Sindhupalanchok in lack of relief materials.

Lawmaker Eknath Dhakal said that relief has yet to reach the April 25 earthquake victims in 14 districts effectively and that hundreds of human settlements are at risk due to monsoon.

He also urged the government to maintain law and orders effectively in the course of the on-going agitation.

Expressing his exception over what they call police’s suppression of the on-going agitation, lawmaker Sakaldev Sutihar has demanded to form a probe committee. RSS