Parliament proceedings obstructed

KATHMANDU: Agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front on Tuesday obstructed the meeting of Legislature Parliament, continuing its protest to pressure the government to address its concerns.

As soon as Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar began House proceedings, lawmakers of the Nepali Congress, Madhes-based parties and the Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party sought time to speak.

After the Speaker provided time to NC lawmaker Farmullaha Mansur to speak first, UDMF lawmakers went to the well of the House and started chanting slogans against the government.

While slogan shouting was going on, two lawmakers of the Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party joined in with slogans against blockade on Nepal-India border.

Sloganeering went on for about half an hour before the Speaker postponed the House meeting until 1:00pm on December 6.