KATHMANDU: The Winter Session of the Legislative-Parliament (LP) was held amid political turmoil as the main opposition party has threatened to topple the government at any cost, on Sunday at 4 pm.
Chairman of the LP Subash Chandra Nembang started the meeting with a letter from the President’s office for the commencement of the session.
The meet is expected to pass the condolence resolution on the demise of the late Nepali Congress president and former prime minister as well as parliamentarian Girija Prasad Koirala who passed away on March 20.
Though it is called a budget session, highly anticipated bills are expected to be put forward in the House business. Key bills like establishment of commission on truth and reconciliation, inclusion bill for the indigenous groups especially Tharus and Madhesi and around two dozen other bills will be discussed in the House.
Beside the bills and the regular parliamentary affairs, the government is expected to come under fire from the opposition Maoists and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum. The meeting assumes significance as the time for the constitution drafting and peace processes is running out for the government due to lack of consensus among the main political parties.