UML obstructs parliament meet, calls amendment bill anti-nationalMain opposition party, CPN-UML walked out of the meeting of legislature parliament on Thursday protesting against the constitution amendment bill tabled by the government.
Lawmakers of main opposition CPN-UML obstructed the parliament meeting on Thursday protesting the constitution amendment bill tabled by the government.
UML Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam, addressing the parliament shortly after the meeting commenced, said that they will not let the House proceedings move ahead saying the amendment bill as 'anti-national'.
"The parliament turned Constituent Assembly has no rights to amend state boundaries. Hence, this proposal is unconstitutional," said Gautam terming the government move anti-national, "Federalism is about moving ahead together in unity with the mountain, hill and tarai regions, it's not about creating multi-states through division."
UML lawmakers rose from their seats after which Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar postponed the meeting for 3 pm Friday.