February 14, 2020 03:20 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has passed a condolence motion on untimely demise of Nepali Congress lawmaker Durga Prasad Upadhyay.
Upadhyay was elected to the National Assembly on a Nepali Congress seat in the election held in 2074 BS.
The meeting passed the condolence motion, presented by Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota, unopposed. The meeting also observed one minute's silence, wishing for eternal peace of the departed soul.
He had been playing active role being associated with Nepali Congress since people's movement-2046 BS.
Suffering from cancer for long, Upadhyay passed away at his residence in Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality-10 of Rupandehi at the age of 50. Although Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was scheduled to address the House of Representatives, it was cancelled at the last hour due to condolence motion. The next HoR meeting has been scheduled at 11:00 am on Saturday.