New Parliament session begins, PM likely to address meeting later today

KATHMANDU: The first session of the Parliament, after promulgation of the new Constitution, began on Friday.

At the first meeting of the session, Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang read out a letter of the President, informing about beginning of the session.

The House meeting has been postponed for 5 pm on Friday.

In the second meeting today, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is likely to address the House.

He may also announce his resignation during the speech.


It is expected that the PM will tender his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav tomorrow itself after addressing the Parliament.

Following the PM’s resignation, President Yadav will have to call all political parties represented in the Parliament to give the name of a consensus candidate for the PM’s post within seven days. If the parties fail to do so, the President will have to write to the Parliament asking it to begin the process of electing the new PM through voting.

Since there is a fat chance of 31 parties and two independent members represented in the Parliament coming up with a consensus prime ministerial candidate, it is almost certain that the Parliament will have to elect the PM through voting process.