Speaker Sapkota calls all-party meeting on Monday to effectively advance parliament session

Published On: September 12, 2021 05:09 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has called an all-party meeting tomorrow (Monday), aimed at advancing the parliament session effectively.

The all-party meeting will be convened at the Lhotse Hall of the Federal Parliament Building in New Baneshwor at 2:30 PM on Monday, said Shreedhar Sapkota, press advisor to Speaker Sapkota.

Top leaders of all political parties who represent their parties in the federal parliament have been invited to the meeting. As the sessions of parliament are being obstructed by the main opposition CPN-UML, parliament has not been able to enter the regular agenda.

Speaker Sapkota had discussions with UML Chief Whip Bishal Bhattarai, Whip Shanta Chaudhary and MP Khagaraj Adhikari to resume the meeting today. But the discussion could not reach any conclusion.

Although the meeting was postponed for 15 minutes, it could not move forward due to the UML’s obstruction. The parliament session has been adjourned till September 14. The UML has been obstructing the parliament meeting saying that the meeting had allowed lawmakers against whom the party has taken action, participate in the house sessions. 


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