Top leaders of three big parties and whips discuss making Parliament effective

KATHMANDU: The discussions among the leaders of the parliamentary party of the three big parties represented in the Federal Parliament and their Chief Whips have concluded. The discussion was called by Prime Minister and held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar.

The consultation was focussed on making the ongoing parliament session effective and forming various parliamentary committees, CPN (Maoist Centre) chief whip Hitraj Pandey said.

The meeting also discussed forming a parliamentary sub-committee to take the Truth and Reconciliation Bill to a conclusion at the earliest, on deciding on the leadership and representation of the parliamentary thematic committees on consensus basis and on the constitution of the Parliamentary Hearing Committee, among other topics.

“Much positive discussions have been held today. The parliament’s budget session is ongoing. Discussions were held on moving ahead in an amicable manner to make the parliament effective,” Chief Whip Pandey said.

According to him, the meeting also discussed on the need of moving forward the Bill Related to the Truth and Reconciliation, as the parliamentary thematic committees still remain to be formed.

“Parliamentary Hearing Committee has also not been formed yet. We are one on taking ahead the parliament’s business in consensus and we will reach a conclusion soon,” he added.

Attending the meeting were the Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (UML) parliamentary party leader KP Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka, CPN (Maoist Centre) Chief Whip Pandey, Nepali Congress Chief Whip Ramesh Lekhak and UML deputy leader Subash Chandra Nembang. RSS


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