KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Within a month of his election to the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota has started ‘blocking’ opposition voice in parliament. On Sunday, Speaker Sapkota barred a leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) from speaking.
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to issue a stay order against newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota carrying out the duties of his position.
Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and opposition Nepali Congress made the biggest mistake on Sunday by electing Agni Prasad Sapkota to the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives. They turned deaf ears to all appeals from civil society leaders, media and conflict victims not to endorse a person accused of war crimes for the prestigious post.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: A central committee meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is starting from Wednesday, with all eyes on how the ruling party will deal with some thorny issues, including the party’s position on the $500 million MCC grant being dangled by the USA.
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota, has said he would proceed ahead the works and activities of the House in a way to increase people's hopes and confidence.
First of all, let us all stand up from our seats and give a standing ovation to our Emperor for being able to perform magic tricks to show us that he still has the mojo to rule over us for some time. We all know that he is waiting for his turn to spend some time in Baluwatar but until that happens, he will continue to gang up against our dear old Oli Ba who seems to be cornered in the recent days.
It seems that the quota system is not going to go away any day soon as long as our old fogies rule our land from their couches. Our political parties claim to be democratic but its own netas are autocratic losers who favor byaparis and mundrey dons over loyal, hardworking cadres when it comes to distributing tickets to fight elections.
The perennial delay, indecision and what now seems like brinkmanship of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) over the selection of candidate for the post of speaker of House of Representatives is troubling for many reasons. It reeks of misogyny too. It is already more than three months since the post fell vacant after the resignation of Krishna Bahadur Mahara over the charge of rape attempt in October last year. To keep the lower house of parliament headless for over three months in itself is against the parliamentary practice.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: More than three months after then speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara resigned from the position, the ruling Nepal Communist Party has sought the resignation of Deputy Speaker Shivamaya Tumbahangphe also.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: An effort made by Prime Minister KP Oli and Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal to pick a new House speaker candidate from within the NCP failed as Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe insisted that she would resign from the post only if she is offered the post of speaker.