Oli, Deuba discuss resolving Parliamentary Regulations row

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and the main opposition Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday held talks on resolving the dispute over the Parliamentary Regulations.

The meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar was positive in regard to arriving at a consensus during discussions on the Regulations at the Parliament on Sunday, PM's press advisor Pramod Dahal said.

According to him, the two leaders talked about endorsing the Regulations on the basis of consensus.

Speaker Onsari Gharti is preparing to conclude discussions over and endorse the Regulations on Sunday.

Ruling and opposition parties have been sparring over the number of members of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee. The ruling parties are sticking to a 15-member PHSC as per the new Constitution while the main opposition party is pressing for a 75-member committee as per the erstwhile Interim Constitution.

Parliamentary hearings on the recommendations to the posts of the Supreme Court justices and ambassadors to different countries have been stalled due to the delay in forming the PHSC.