Speaker Sapkota calls all-party meeting for Monday

KATHMANDU: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota called an all-party meeting following frequent House obstruction by the main opposition CPN-UML lawmakers. He called the meeting in Lhotse Hall at 2pm on Monday.

Earlier, Speaker Sapkota had tried to a dialogue with the UML .
The speaker held discussions with party’s Chief Whip Bishal Bhattarai, Whip Shanta Chaudhary and Khagraj Adhikari after the party continued the obstructions.
Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Gyanendra Bahadur Karki was also present in the discussion. However, the meeting was ended without making any solid decision.

During the meeting, UML lawmakers urged the Speaker to correct his mistake. The leaders said that they will allow the House to proceed with its business only after the Speaker correct his mistake.

However, Minister for Law Gyanendra Bahadur Karki suggested Speaker Sapkota to find the solution through discussions. The second meeting was postponed following the suggestion of the Minister for Law, Karki.



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