Speaker presses PM Dahal to end House deadlock

Published On: December 10, 2016 01:12 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: House Speaker Onsari Gharti today appealed to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to take positive step to end the ongoing deadlock. 

The Speaker called on PM Dahal at his official residence in Baluwatar and told him that it was not appropriate for the Parliament to remain obstructed for long. She stressed on need for dialogue to end the House obstruction. 

Speaker Gharti drew the attention toward the need to resume the parliamentary proceedings through negotiations and also apprised the PM of her meetings with the Nepali Congress President and CPN-UML Chairman. 

The House Speaker appealed to the PM to use the time she would be abroad, Gharti's Press Advisor, Babin Sharma said. Gharti is leaving for Abu Dhabi of UAE with a five-member delegation to take part in the World Conference of Women Speakers. 

She said that the impeachment motion against the suspended chief of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and election related, and constitution amendment bill process could not move ahead due to obstruction in the Parliament. 

The PM, in response, said the parties were holding official and unofficial meetings to end the deadlock. "Formal and informal meetings are being held," PM Dahal told Gharti adding further, "I hope, there will be some sort of agreement in one or two days.

The government is making effort in this regard." 
The House Speaker had held separate meetings with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and main opposition – CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli – to end the deadlock. The next parliamentary session has been called for December 15. RSS 


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