KATHMANDU: The main opposition party Nepali Congress on Monday decided to continue obstruction at the Parliament meeting unless the government expressed its commitment to release a grant of Rs 200,000 in a lump sum to each earthquake-hit family.
A full meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party held in the Capital today made the decision to this effect, according to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti.
The RSS report quoted lawmaker Prakash Sharan Mahat that the party would not budge from its stance unless the Prime Minister would make the commitment as demanded by the party in his purported speech.
Of late, the party has been obstructing the Parliament meeting claiming the reconstruction process was heavily politicised and delayed.
"There has been politicisation while enlisting earthquake-hit citizens," Mahat said, "The government should clarify its position over it."
Parliament obstructed on Monday as well
Meanwhile, the NC obstructed the Parliament meeting was obstructed today as well.
As soon as the meeting began, the main opposition lawmakers stood up from their respective seats in protest. Then, upon receiving time from the Speaker Onsari Gharti, NC lawmaker Ram Sharan Mahat said they were forced to obstruct the meeting as the government failed to address concerns of people.
After Mahat's speech, the lawmakers again stood up from their seats, forcing the Speaker to postpone the meeting for 3:30 pm today.
Consequently, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli could not address the legislative body today also.
Meanwhile, the meeting called for 3:30 pm was later postponed for Tuesday after ruling and opposition parties could not forge any agreement on resuming the Parliamentary business.