Published On: March 27, 2023 07:50 AM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, March 27: Purna Bahadur Khadka, vice president of Nepali Congress, admitted that he had violated the rules of the House of Representatives and apologized.
In the House of Representatives meeting on Sunday, UML whip Mahesh Bartaula objected to the rules, as per Rule 20-6 of the House of Representatives Rules, although it was mentioned that no member is allowed to walk between the speaker's seat and the member who is speaking, after drawing the attention of the speaker that it was a violation by the ruling party, vice president Khadka accepted it and apologized.
UML whip Bartaula said that it is a serious matter for the MPs of the ruling party to flout the rules of the House of Representatives. “This topic will be used in future days as well. In this house, work is being done against dignity many times. According to Rule 20 of 6 of our House of Representatives Rules, no member is allowed to walk between the speaker's seat and the member who is speaking. Time and again, this kind of work is being done by honorable members, flouting the dignity and importance of this Parliament. This kind of work is being done by honorable members of the ruling party.Honorable Speaker, in all seriousness, I would like to bring this matter to the Speaker's attention.”
After that, Speaker Devraj Ghimire warned them to pay attention to such a matter. Vice-president Khadka asked the Speaker for time on the same issue and said, “I violated that section of the rules as mentioned by the Honorable due to ignorance. I want to apologize for that.”
According to Rule 20 of 6 of the House of Representatives Rules, it is mentioned that no member is allowed to walk between the Speaker's seat and the member who is speaking.
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