Prerana Marasini

KATHMANDU: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, on Thursday boycotted the Constituent Assembly meeting demanding action on the commitments Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ had made regarding the return of seized properties.

Before walking out from the House, Chief Whip of Nepali Congress, Laxman Prasad Ghimire blamed the government for not implementing its promises.

Clarification

He also demanded that the Prime Minister should give clarifications for not “working towards implementing” his commitments.

On November 11, Mr. Dahal said “the seized properties during and after the insurgency” would be returned by December 15. he said it in the Assembly, responding to a nine-point demand submitted to him by the NC.

Meanwhile, the Maoist victims who have been protesting here since a long time held a rally yet again on Thursday demanding resettlement and return of seized properties. Of the total 2,100 families displaced by the insurgency, 1,400 are yet to be resettled.

Energy Crisis

The condition of the already power-starved country is going to be worse as an “energy crisis” has resulted in the imposition of 63 hours of power cuts a week — 10 hrs for six days and three hours on one day.