House meeting postponed to ThursdayThe meeting scheduled for 1pm Sunday cancelled over the Maoist Centre’s ongoing convention.
The meeting of the House of Representatives scheduled for 1pm Sunday has been postponed.
The Parliament Secretariat in a statement said that the scheduled meeting of Sunday has been postponed to Thursday.
“The meeting scheduled for 1pm Sunday has been postponed for some special reasons,” reads the statement. “The next meeting has been scheduled for 1pm Thursday.”
Officials at the Parliament Secretariat said the meeting was postponed at the request of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) whose national convention has been going on in Kathmandu since December 26.
The Maoist Centre is the third largest party in the House with 49 seats.
The Maoists have scheduled their election to form a new Central Committee, which will then elect 14 office bearers.
The party through its amended statute envisioned 15 office bearers, including the party chair.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who has led the party for over three decades, is set to be installed as the party chair for the next five years.
Dahal’s political document, despite criticism from various delegates, which aims to achieve socialism through peaceful means, was endorsed on Friday.
The House of Representatives the whole last year remained dysfunctional—it was dissolved by the KP Sharma Oli government and then his party, after it was sent to the opposition bench, continuously obstructed the proceedings.The winter session of the House commenced on December 14, but Oli’s CPN-UML has not allowed it to function.