KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been put off for September 10 following the continuous protest staged by CPN-UML lawmakers on Wednesday.
The agitating UML lawmakers picketed the rostrum and chanted strong slogans against Speaker Agni Sapkota. The speaker adjourned the meeting for 15 minutes following the protest. The UML lawmakers continued with their protests even as Speaker Sapkota resumed the house meeting again after 15 minutes, forcing him to put off the meeting till Friday.
The agitating UML lawmakers have alleged that the Speaker Sapkota had played a major role to split the UML by not sacking 14 UML lawmakers including Madhav Kumar Nepal as recommended by the party.
Earlier during the UML’s parliamentary party meeting, Chairman Oli had announced that they cannot allow parliament to function under the chairmanship of Speaker Sapkota. Separately, UML Chairman Oli has filed a writ petition against Speaker Sapkota for not taking action against 14 ‘sacked’ lawmakers of the party.