Kathmandu, January 13:

Members of Parliament (MPs) today criticised the parties’ idea of promulgating the interim constitution without any discussion at the House of Representatives (HoR) and amendment .

They said it would would mock the parliamentary practices.

“Conspiracy is being hatched to promulgate the interim constitution without any discussion in the parliament even though the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee for Arranging the House Business earlier had planned to bring the document in the parliament for discussion,” said MP Pashupati Shumsher Rana, who is also the chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party.

MP Narayan Man Bijukchhe, who is also the chairman of the Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party, said that if the interim constitution is promulgated without any discussion, the parliament would merely remain as “gossiping place.”

MP Dila Ram Acharya also said it would be a mockery of the parliamentary history if the interim constitution was promulgated only by clapping the benches. MP Nawaraj Subedi said that the promulgation of the interim constitution without any discussion would infringe on the parliamentarians’ right. Speaker Subas Nembang said his attention has been drawn on the matter.

HoR also sent the bill related to rights to information to the related parliamentary panel for discussion. HoR would meet tomorrow at 1:00 pm.