Top leaders of major parties discuss measures to end parliamentary deadlock

Published On: May 18, 2024 02:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 18: Top leaders of major political parties held discussion to resolve the ongoing parliamentary deadlock.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held meetings with the leaders including President of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba, this morning.

PM Dahal is scheduled to hold separate meetings with Speaker of House of Representatives, Devraj Ghimire, and Chairman of CPN UML, KP Sharma Oli, among others, this afternoon.

Following the meeting between PM Dahal and NC President Deuba, NC Chief Whip Ramesh Lekhak, informed that PM Dahal was positive to sort out problems and forge consensus so that parliamentary impasse could be resolved.

As the constitutionally stipulated date of Jestha 15 (May 28), the deadline to present the annual budget is approaching near, major political parties representing the federal parliament are under pressure to pass the government policies and programmes and prepare for the budget announcement for next fiscal year.  

The main opposition party has been obstructing both Houses of federal parliament, demanding a parliamentary probe committee on the embezzlement of cooperatives' funds.

The next meeting of the House of Representatives is scheduled for May 19. 

The House of Representatives is yet to extend thanks to President Ram Chandra Paudel for presenting government policy and programs.



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