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House adjourned for one week


KATHMANDU: Legislature Parliament was adjourned till August 25 so that lawmakers could focus their attention on taking necessary steps to provide relief to those affected by floods and landslides across the country.

Lawmakers of the affected areas would go to their home districts during this period to coordinate rescue, relief and resettlement activities in the affected areas.

The decision was taken after the main opposition, Unified CPN-Maoist, disrupted the first meeting of the Parliament, asking the government to declare national crisis, as the floods and landslides had killed hundreds of people and damaged properties and structures worth billions of rupees.

UCPN-M Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal addressed the House and said his party would not let the House function until the government declared national crisis and took concrete steps to resolve the crisis.

After his address, the House meeting was put off for half an hour and the three major parties — NC, UML and UCPN-M — agreed to form a high-level committee headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and comprising Dahal to seek resources from national and international stakeholders and take necessary steps to rescue and provide relief to the flood and landslide victims.

After the top leaders of the three major parties agreed to form a high-level committee and that the House should not meet for a week, Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam addressed the second meeting of the House, announcing that a panel will soon be formed to make effective the rescue, relief and resettlement of the affected people.

He informed the House that 142 people were killed, 82 injured, 253 missing and 12,750 families have been rendered homeless or displaced during the last four days of floods and landslides across the country. Surkhet, Bardiya, Banke, Jajarkot and Dang are the worst-hit districts, he said.

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