Nepal Law Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang, who came under criticism from several quarters for his controversial remarks, resigned on Tuesday, The Kathmandu Post reports.
Tamang announced his resignation at a press conference in Kathmandu on Tuesday. He had come under severe criticism following his insensitive remarks during a programme organised at Praxis International Academy on July 20.
Tamang had said Nepali girls who are studying or have studied MBBS in Bangladesh were bound to compromise their honour to claim their certificates.
He issued apology but was under pressure from within his party to step down from his post including KP Sharma Oli and Madhav Kumar Nepal.
On Sunday, Tamang issued a press statement apologizing for ‘causing distress to female students’ who are currently pursuing or have completed their MBBS in Bangladesh through his remarks.
“I want to apologise for the remarks that I made on that day which hurt the sentiments of girl students who are pursuing and have completed MBBS course in Bangladesh,” read the statement.
In his apology statement, Minister Tamang, pointing out that there are over 2,000 Nepali girls pursuing medical education in Bangladesh, clarified that his remarks on July 20 was just to bring to the fore some of the issues that Nepali students have faced while studying abroad.