After obstruction, House meeting postponed until SaturdaySpeaker Dev Raj Ghimire defers meeting after UML refuses to end obstruction.
The meeting of the House of Representatives has been postponed until Saturday after the main opposition CPN-UML refused to end obstruction in the House proceedings.
Bharat Raj Gautam, general secretary of the Parliament, in a notice, said Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire deferred the meeting for 4pm on Saturday citing ‘a special reason’. Earlier he had tried to resume the meeting at 6pm on Friday.
The meeting of the lower House was initially 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, while speaking at the Parliament, had claimed irregularity while installing Jalahari at Pashupatinath Temple. He accused the authorities of installing a Jalahari of brass while presenting it to be made of gold.
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.
In today’s sitting, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was scheduled to respond to lawmakers’ questions on the government’s policies and programmes.