Two Nepali MPs driven to express regret for attending int’l lawmakers’ Tibet conference

Pradip Yadav of the Samajbadi Party Nepal and Iqabal Miya of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal.

(, May21’19) – Subjected to overwhelming pro-China battering by the government and media, two House of Representatives members of Nepal’s parliament, Mr Ekwal Miyan and Mr Pradip Yadav, have expressed regret for having attended the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet, which was held in Latvia’s capital Riga over May 7-10. The event was organized by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in association with Latvian Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet and International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet.

The two lawmakers have said in a joint press statement May 20 that they “happened to inadvertently attend the conference” due to the wrong information that an international conference of lawmakers was taking place in Riga, the capital of Latvia, when they were on a private visit to Turkey, Switzerland and Latvia.

“When we came to know the reality of the conference, we immediately left the conference venue and returned home. We are regretful for our participation in the conference due to the erroneous information,” they have added

Miyan and Yagdav have further explained that they strongly supported and were committed to the Constitution of Nepal, to the international relations determined by the existing laws, and to the government’s ‘one China’ policy.

Their statement suggested that they were seen as being in violation of the House of Representatives Regulations 2075, including the provisions related to the code of conduct specified therein.

Talking to media persons in the premises of the Parliament Building, lawmaker Miyan said they met with the Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara today itself and explained the reality of the incident to him, reported May 20.


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