13 September 2021, Kathmandu
Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has called an all-party meeting today for proceeding ahead with the parliament’s duties and functions in an effective way.
The all-party meeting has been convened for 2:30 pm at the Lhotse Hall in the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor, Speaker Sapkota’s media expert Shreedhar Neupane said.
The top leaders of all the political parties representing the Federal Parliament have been urged to attend the meeting.
The parliament has not been able to take up the regular agenda of the meeting due to the obstruction by the main opposition party, the CPN-UML, since the start of the current session of the parliament.
The meeting could not enter the regular business Sunday as well due to the main opposition’s obstruction of the House proceedings.
The Speaker held discussions yesterday with UML Chief Whip Bishal Bhattarai, Whip Shanta Chaudhary, and lawmaker Khaga Raj Adhikari regarding the resumption of the parliament’s business.
However, the meeting ended inconclusively.
Although the meeting of the House of Representatives, the Lower House of the Federal Parliament, started after being suspended for 15 minutes, it could not proceed due to the obstruction by the UML lawmakers.
The meeting has been postponed till September 14. The UML has been obstructing the House saying the lawmakers elected from UML ticket against whom it had recommended action have been allowed to attend the House meetings.