Ruling CPN-UML and main opposition party Nepali Congress of Province 1 have both appealed to the speaker of the Provincial Assembly to halt the assembly meeting called for Sunday citing different reasons.

The meeting scheduled for the noon was slated to discuss Chief Minister Bhim Acharya's proposal to take a vote of confidence which was tabled earlier.

Citing that there are several party programmes lined up, the UML appealed to the speaker to suspend the day's proceedings and call the next meeting only after November 1.

Meanwhile, smelling a possible floor crossing by its lawmakers during the trust vote, the NC had demanded that the meeting be called off. However, the party had presented a different reason for making the appeal. Prime Minister and party president Sher Bahadur Deuba's visit to various disaster stricken areas of the province was shown as the reason behind the call to suspend the provincial assembly meeting.

With both the parties demanding a suspension, it is uncertain whether the pre-scheduled events will unroll as intended in the province.

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