Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addressing the National Assembly meeting earlier this afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Surya Thapa, the prime minister's press advisor)
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The winter session of the National Assembly has concluded on Sunday.
Within an hour after the Cabinet recommended to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to prorogue the National Assembly session, Ganesh Timalisina, chairperson of the Assembly, announced the same during a meeting of the Assembly.
The session, which began on January 1, witnessed only four meetings — on Jan 1, Jan 7, Jan 8 and Jan 10.
Throughout the session, members of the Assembly lashed out at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's act of dissolving the House of Representatives (HoR), the lower house of parliament.
On Sunday, Oli turned up at the Assembly meeting and clarified that his move to dissolve the House was taken out of compulsion as the government failed to perform well primarily due to noon-cooperation from some of the leaders of his own party.
He also claimed that his move was constitutional and there was no possibility of parliament restoration.
"Now, it is time to go to the people to get a fresh mandate through elections," Oli told the lawmakers.
The Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling NCP, however, boycotted the meeting. Beduram Bhusal, a leader of the faction, said that they boycotted the meeting as they did not wish to listen to PM Oli.