Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav today said Hari Narayan Rauniyar had not been suspended from the House of Representatives.
Speaking at a press meet organised by Madhesi Journalists’ Society Parsa, in Birgunj, Yadav held that his party had not received any letter notifying the suspension of Rauniyar as a member of the federal Parliament.
He claimed that news of Rauniyar’s suspension carried by the media was bogus. “Rauniyar was not suspended and would attend the winter session of the Parliament from Tuesday,” Yadav said.
Yadav also said that Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara had told him that Rauniyar was not suspended as member of the Parliament. “The Parliament Secretariat has not sent any suspension letter to Rauniyar till date,” Yadav said.
Owner of Pappu Construction Rauniyar was elected to the HoR from Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal.
As many as 12 persons, including Rauniyar, had been accused of corruption over bridge construction at Bardiya’s Babai Jabdighat.
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority had filed a corruption case against them at the Special Court on October 2. After the case was filed, Parliament Secretariat had issued a notice saying that Rauniyar was suspended as member of Parliament.
Yadav said the government was according top priority to construction work and expansion of infrastructure in the federal and provincial levels. He argued that Nepal Communist Party should move ahead with amendment of the statute as his party had extended support to NCP on the condition that it would amend the statute.
Yadav, who is also Minister of Health and Population, said his ministry was working to bring out various plans and projects to make delivery of health service effective in the country.