Thursday, 5th March 2015

Opposition parties obstruct parliament meeting

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Opposition parties including the UCPN (Maoist) have obstructed the parliament meeting on Sunday demanding implementation of the four-point agreement.

“The ruling parties – Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, are wrongly moving ahead to enact a new constitution with the backing of two-third majority in the House,” said Bijay Kumar Gachhedar, chairperson of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik).

“We have obstructed the House to prevent it and press the government for the formation of the High Level Political Committee.”

If the NC and UML show the attitude of having a two-third majority in the House and draft a new constitution, that constitution would not be useful and would not fulfill the country’s necessity, Gachhedar claimed.

Commenting on the HLPC, Gachhedar said such a committee is essential to forge a consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution.

As Gachhedar completed his statement in the House, various opposition leaders stood from their respective places in a protest against the government.

Speaker Subash Nembang then adjourned the House meeting until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3. The Speaker also urged the ruling and opposition parties not to obstruct the House for long and work towards finding an outlet immediately.



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