BUTWAL, June 19: The State Assembly meeting of Province No 5 which was postponed on Monday has convened at 1 pm today after the opposition party, Nepali Congress, agreed to resume the meeting.
The State Assembly session yesterday was postponed after the NC lawmakers obstructed it protesting the province's budget for fiscal year 2018/19.
The NC agreed to resume the Assembly session following talks held at the Province No 5 Chief Minister's residence here earlier today. An understanding has been reached according to which Province government minister for internal affairs and law, Kul Prasad KC would address the main opposition party's concern, the Chief Minister's advisor Sher Bahadur KC said.
Main opposition party leader in the State Assembly, Baldev Sharma Pokharel said the Chief Minister would address the session after the Law Minister's address once the Assembly concludes theoretical discussions on the province's budget for fiscal year 2018/19. He added that they protested the budget describing it as highly distributive and lacking clear goals.
Pokharel said their demand is that the people's voices should be heard.