Task force makes no headway, House postponed again

KATHMANDU: The Parliament could not hold its meeting on Tuesday as the task force of the ruling parties and main opposition Nepali Congress could not make any headway against the existing differences between them.

The House meeting called for 3:30 pm was postponed for 5 pm only to be put off, issuing a notice, for tomorrow.

The House has been scheduled for 11 am tomorrow, according to the Parliament Secretariat.

The main opposition party has been obstructing the Parliament for the past few days demanding that the government provide a lump sum of Rs 200, 000 to earthquake victims to rebuild their houses.

The task force had held many rounds of meeting today.

Meanwhile, the top leaders of the major parties -- CPN-UML Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal -- held a separate meeting this evening at the Parliament building to discuss the resolution of differences.