HoR , Business Advisory Committee meetings called for today

Published On: December 21, 2021 11:09 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) is being held today afternoon. The meeting will discuss ordinances tabled at the parliament before the house session was postponed for a week  on December 14. 

Speaker of HoR Agni Prasad Sapkota has called for a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee to decide on the agendas of the committee at 11AM. The Speaker had earlier on Monday held a meeting with Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dilendra Prasad Badu before holding the meeting. 

The parliament meeting on Tuesday will discuss on  two ordinances related to making amendments to the sexual violence and the criminal offense and other procedures. The meeting is also likely to discuss the US-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement. 

During an all-party meeting held on Sunday, the CPN (Maoist Center) and the CPN (Unified Socialist) demanded the MCC be amended. They have maintained that the MCC aid should not link any military or strategic interests. 

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress (NC) leaders Ram Chandra Poudel, Ram Sharan Mahat and Janata Samjbadi Party’s (JSP) Federal Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai were in favor of endorsing the MCC agreement through parliament. On the occasion, People’s Front Nepal and Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) stood against endorsing the MCC Compact Agreement through parliament. 

Earlier on Sunday, the five ruling parties also held a meeting to forge consensus on the MCC. Although the NC is in favor of endorsing the MCC agreement through parliament at the earliest, other coalition partners have stood against it. 

CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has alleged that the CPN-UML is trying to break the coalition by helping NC to endorse the MCC agreement. 

Meanwhile, Dr Baburam Bhattarai has claimed that the coalition will break unless they come to a common conclusion regarding MCC, while CPN-UML Vice President Surendra Poudel stressed the need for MCC to be passed through the parliament. 


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