House meeting deferred until 4 pm following UML’s protest
May 26, 2017 02:45 PM NPT
CPN-UML protesting Legislature-Parliament meeting in New Baneshwar on Friday. (Dipesh Shrestha/Republica)
KATHMANDU, May 26: A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has been postponed until 4 pm after the main opposition CPN-UML disrupted it demanding withdrawal of added local units and impeachment of Chief Justice Sushila Karki.
The UML has been protesting against the government’s decision to create additional local units saying that it against the election code of conduct as the second phase of local level elections has been already announced.
UML has been maintaining that it would not allow the House run until the government’s decision to create local units and impeachment of Chief Justice withdrawn.
On May 16, the government had created 22 local units in the Tarai region saying that it would help bring the agitating Madhes-centric parties on the local level elections process.
The House meeting was supposed to discuss the government‘s policies and programs presented yesterday.
Following the House disruption by the UML, Speaker Onsari Gharti deferred the meeting till 4 pm.