Oli threatens not to let parliament meeting chaired by Speaker Sapkota function smoothly

Published On: September 8, 2021 05:40 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Alleging that the Speaker had played a major role in the split of their party, CPN-UML Chairman  KP Oli has announced not to let the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting chaired by Speaker Sapkota to function smoothly. 

Addressing the parliamentary party meeting of the UML on Wednesday, Chairman Oli alleged that Speaker Sapkota had played a major role in the split of the UML. “It is a disgrace to the post of Speaker. The position is currently held by a person who is involved in splitting the CPN-UML in a wrong and unconstitutional way. How can we allow the functioning of parliament with such a Speaker?” he asked. 

Chairman Oli further said that his party won’t recognize the presence of 14 former UML lawmakers ‘sacked’ by the party for breaching the party’s whip in the parliamentary meeting. He maintained that parliament meeting cannot function in the presence of 14 'non-lawmakers' as they are already sacked by the respective party..

While alleging that the Speaker was biased on his decision not to dismiss the lawmakers as recommended by the UML, Chairman Oli said that Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Prabhu Shah, Lekhraj Bhatta and Gaurishankar Chaudhary should also be allowed in the parliament meeting if the 14 lawmakers are allowed in the meeting. 

Chairman Oli urged his party lawmakers to focus only on the main issues during the parliament meeting. Stating that the party is in a serious political battle, he said that the party would not let parliament become a unilateral playground for ruling parties. 

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