KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The lawmakers of the main opposition CPN-UML have continued obstructing the ongoing session of the House of Representatives (HoR). Today's meeting of the HoR, too, was obstructed by the UML lawmakers.
As soon as the session started, UML lawmakers surrounded the rostrum and chanted slogans as usual. Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota requested the protesting lawmakers for cooperation in advancing the proceedings of the House without interrupting the meeting. He reminded them that issues under consideration in the court of law cannot be discussed in the House.
Speaker Sapkota read out a letter from the President's Office regarding the repeal of the ordinance on political parties and the verification of the ordinances related to finance. Among the verified bills are Financial Ordinance 2021 and Ordinance on Raising Public Debt, 2021.
Meanwhile, on behalf of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki presented the 58th Annual Report, 2021 of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG).
The CPN-UML has been obstructing parliament meetings since the beginning of the current session, demanding action against the 14 lawmakers who were sacked by the party. The next meeting of the HoR has been called on October 5 at 1 PM.