UML agrees to end House obstructionLeaders reached the understanding at a meeting of the three major parties held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Singha Durbar.
The CPN-UML on Saturday decided to end obstruction in the House of Representatives.
Leaders reached the understanding at a meeting of the three major political parties— the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML, and the CPN (Maoist Centre)— held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Singha Durbar on Saturday.
According to UML Chief Whip Padam Giri, the agreement was reached after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal assured the UML that he would address their concerns regarding the allegations and make sure that the remarks made by Maoist Centre lawmaker Lekh Nath Dahal are expunged from the parliament’s record.
Giri further added that the UML would no longer obstruct the House meetings over Lekh Nath Dahal’s remarks.
Lawmakers from the main opposition started obstructing the parliament proceedings from Friday after the Maoist lawmaker, while airing his views on the policies and programmes of the government on Friday, claimed that the then Oli government was mired in various corruption cases.
Counting the number of corruption cases reported during Oli’s administration, he claimed that brass was used for jalahari at the Pashupatinath temple instead of gold.
The UML leaders objected to the statement and obstructed the house proceedings, daring the Maoists to prove the statement.
They said they would not allow the House to proceed unless the prime minister makes it clear whether or not gold was used for the jalahari.
The meeting was postponed three times on Friday before it was deferred until Saturday afternoon.