House meeting adjourned for 1 pm Tuesday




KATHMANDU: The House meeting has been adjourned for 1 pm on Tuesday after opposition parties including the CPN-UML obstructed the meeting, protesting the Constitution amendment bill.

Though Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar, during the obstructed meeting at 1 pm, had announced to hold the next meeting at 4 pm today, the Parliament Secretariat later pasted a notice saying it was adjourned for 1 pm tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Speaker has called a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the House for 11 am tomorrow, according to her Press Advisor Babin Sharma.

Top leaders of major parties have also been invited to the meeting so as to find consensus, he informed.


Opposition parties obstruct House meeting yet again

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers of various opposition parties including the main opposition CPN-UML obstructed the House meeting yet again on Monday.

The parties have been obstructing the Parliamentary proceedings since September 29, when the government registered a Constitution amendment bill, which the parties have been claiming to be against national interests.

Speaking on behalf of the opposition parties today, lawmaker Kamala Bishwakarma demanded that the bill be withdrawn as it was brought out with an intention to bring divisions among people living in harmony.

While the opposition lawmakers obstructed the meeting by standing up from their seats, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar tried to convince them that resuming the meeting was a must to formulate election-related laws to ensure timely polls at local, provincial and federal levels.

The obstructors, however, did not heed her, forcing the chief of the legislative body to repeat her requests.

Later, she announced that the meeting was postponed for 4 pm today.