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House meet obstructed; Speaker urges to help continue House business


Nepalnews
2021 Sep 12, 16:10, Kathmandu
Main opposition CPN UML lawmakers obstruct the meeting of the House of Representatives at Federal parliament building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Photo: Parliament live broadcasting/Youtube

Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota urged the lawmakers of the main opposition party, CPN UML, not to obstruct the meetings of the House of Representatives.

The UML lawmakers started chanting slogans and obstructed the Lower House session soon after the Speaker announced the start of the House proceedings. He repeatedly urged the opposition MPs to help in conducting the meeting smoothly as they continued impeding the meeting amidst sloganeering.

The Speaker urged the opposition party for cooperation in the smooth operation of the meeting and finding an outlet to all problems only through dialogue, saying the rights of the rest of the lawmakers would be stifled through the regular obstruction of the House.

He also called attention to the legal provision which bars discussion in the parliament on any topic under the Supreme Court's consideration.

The UML has been protesting since the start of the ongoing parliament session demanding that the MPs against whom it had recommended to take action be stopped from entering the House.

Meanwhile, the Speaker has put off the meeting for 15 minutes as the UML lawmakers continued protesting despite his repeated requests to stop the obstruction and let the House meeting proceed.

The opposition lawmakers had obstructed the House yesterday also. 

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