House meeting postponed until SaturdaySpeaker Dev Raj Ghimire defers meeting until 4pm tomorrow after UML refuses to lift obstruction
The meeting of the House of Representatives has been postponed until Saturday after the main opposition CPN-UML refused to lift obstruction.
Bharat Raj Gautam, general secretary of the Parliament, in a notice, said Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire deferred the meeting scheduled for 6pm today until 4pm tomorrow ‘due to a special reason’.
The meeting of the lower house was earlier postponed for 20 minutes after UML lawmakers obstructed the proceedings.
The main opposition party’s lawmakers stood from their seats in protest, accusing the CPN (Maoist Centre) lawmaker Leknath Dahal of breaching parliamentary decorum.
Dahal had claimed of irregularity while installing Jalahari at Pashupatinath temple, claiming it was not gold but brass.
Jalahari, the foundation on which the Shivalinga stands and from where the water and milk offered by devotees flow out, was installed in February 2021 when KP Sharma Oli was the prime minister.
As the UML declined to lift the obstruction, the meeting was then postponed until 3pm and again until 6pm.
In today’s sitting, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was scheduled to respond to lawmakers’ questions on the government’s policies and programmes.