Oppn parties obstruct House meeting again

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Dec 29, 2016-

The opposition parties led by CPM-UML obstructed a Parliament meeting on Wednesday as part of their programme in protest of the government’s registration of the constitution amendment bill at the Parliament Secretariat on November 29. 

Speaker Onasari Gharti summoned the meeting at 3pm, but as soon she announced the commencement of the meeting, the opposition lawmakers stood up from their seats in protest of the House session. The Speaker then gave time to Nepal Pariwar Dal lawmaker Eknath Dhakal to put his views. Claiming that a rolling back of the bill by the government would create atmosphere conducive to forging a consensus, Dhakal said, “The opposition parties will continue obstructing the House business until the bill is withdrawn.” 

In response, the Speaker urged the parties to help the House resume its business, reminding them that the constitution was promulgated on the basis of political consensus and collaboration.

The opposition lawmakers left their seats for around 

six minutes in the course 

of obstructing the House session.  

On the agenda for Wednesday’s House meeting were a presentation of the Nepal Constitution’s second amendment bill-2073 by Minister for Law, Justice and Federal Affairs Ajay Shankar Nayak, presentation of the Local Level Election Bill-2073 and Election Crime and Punishment-2073 by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi and discussion on the impeachment motion against suspended CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki. The next meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has been scheduled for Thursday.

Published: 29-12-2016 08:13

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