Kathmandu, June 18: Today’s meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been put off due to an obstruction from the main opposition Nepali Congress. NC lawmakers stood from their respective seats as a gesture of protest soon after Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara announced the commencement of the meeting.
The Nepali Congress claimed that it was compelled to protest after Speaker Mahara did not allocate time to them as the leaders of opposition party had to be allotted time to put forth their views on contemporary issues.
Although Speaker Mahara said he would give time to leaders of the opposition after the Prime Minister’s statement on the issues of public importance, they kept on protesting in the house.
The NC lawmakers assembled and chanted slogans before the rostrum, saying parliamentary discipline should be maintained and time given to the lawmakers of the opposition party to speak first. Though Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reached the rostrum to give statement on public importance, he could not make the statement due to the protest by the main opposition party.
Speaker Mahara announced the postponement of the meeting till 11:00 am tomorrow in between the protest of NC lawmakers. An agenda was set to deliver speech on the issue of public importance in today’s HoR meeting. (RSS)