Speaker effortful to end deadlock in parliament

Published On: August 7, 2023 12:19 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Devraj Ghimire has called a meeting of the top leaders of three political parties today to remove the obstacle in parliament.

In a meeting that is to take place at the Office of the Speaker at Singhadurbar, Speaker Ghimire will once again request the ruling and opposition parties' leaders to end the deadlock in parliament, his secretariat said.

Speaker Ghimire has invited Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal along with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, main opposition party leader and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and their chief whips or whips to the meeting today.

The CPN-UML lawmakers have been obstructing parliamentary meetings, demanding the formation of a high-level probe committee to investigate the 100 kg gold smuggling case.

The National Assembly meeting has also been put on hold.                                       

Efforts for consensus were made in view of the meeting of both the Houses at 1PM this afternoon, it is shared.



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