The Ordinance relating to Political Parties (second amendment)-2078 BS has been tabled amid the protest of the lawmakers of the main opposition party CPN UML in today's meeting of the National Assembly.
Amid the protest, NA Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timalsina allowed Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand to table the ordinance. Earlier, lawmakers of the CPN UML protested by standing at their respective seats soon after Chair Timalsina announced the beginning of the House business.
The NA Chair allocated time to CPN UML lawmaker Devendra Dahal to put forth the view. On the occasion, Dahal accused Speaker and Election Commission of hatching conspiracy against the CPN UML to weaken and to split it.
The CPN UML had been demanding not to give recognition of lawmakers to its 14 members facing the party's action. Chair Timalisna had urged the opposition lawmakers to create an environment to run the House business as they have already drawn the attention of the House and general people through their statement.
The ordinance was tabled amid the protest after CPN UML continued their protest ignoring Chair Timalsina's request. The meeting passed the condolence motion on the demise of Constituent Assembly members— Juth Bahadur Khadgi (JB Tuhure) and Mahendra Sherchan. The next NA meeting is scheduled for September 13 at 1:00 PM.