Kathmandu, 16 June: The ruling party lawmakers have demanded minister Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota’s resignation and warned of toppling the government if it does not withdraw the bill and the minister doesn’t correct his controversial remark over Guthi.
Pro-Guthi supporters are annoyed following the minister’s controversial remark and more people are joining anti-government protests.
Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Rambir Manandhar on Saturday, giving a two-day deadline to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to withdraw the bill. Manandhar said that Communication Minister Gokul Baskota should resign or take back his views.
While defending the bill, Minister Baskota, who is also the spokesperson for the government, termed the Guthi tradition a symbol of feudalism.
According to Media reports, Lawmaker Manandhar warned of launching a decisive protest on Wednesday if the minister does not apologise for uttering the words that have defamed the Guthi tradition and if the PM doesn’t correct the government’s wrong move.
People’s News Monitoring Service