KATHMANDU: The meeting today of the House of Representatives has passed with a majority the policy and programmes presented by the government for the fiscal year 2076/77 BS. The policy and programmes were tabled before the joint sitting of both the houses of the Federal Parliament on May 3.

The policy and programmes were passed amidst protest of the main opposition Nepali Congress party. The NC members of parliament had raised an objection over what they said was lack of decorum in the parliament.

Earlier, responding to queries raised by the MPs, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the government has expedited the work of replacing tuins or wired river crossings across the country. "A suspension bridge over the Mahakali river in Darchula and another in Dhaulakot of Darchula and Surkegadh have been constructed while tenders have been called for four more bridges to replace the tuin," he said.

The House of Representatives shall meet again at 11:00 am on May 10.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly meeting also passed the policy and programmes with a majority. The meeting today rejected with a majority the amendment proposals registered by MPs Radheshyam Adhikari, Brijesh Chandra Lal and Ramesh Prasad Yadav, among others.

A total of 123 MPs expressed their views on the policy and programmes in the deliberations held on May 5, 6 and 7. The National Assembly shall meet next at 2:00 pm on May 8.