Opposition may obstruct House meeting if denied time to question PM

Nepali Congress lawmakers obstruct a meeting of the House of Representatives, on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Kathmandu, January 9

The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has warned that it will obstruct the meeting of House of Representatives scheduled for Wednesday afternoon if its lawmakers do not get sufficient time to ask questions to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

The meeting had ended abruptly on Sunday after the opposition lawmakers protested Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara’s order that no lawmaker would raise their questions after the Prime Minister’s to the House.

The party’s lawmaker Bhimsen Das Pradhan says the opposition lawmakers will obstruct the meeting if their concern is not addressed.

Whether to obstructed the meeting will be decided after the Business Advisory Committee makes public the agenda for the meeting today, according to him.

The Committee’s meeting has been scheduled for 12 pm.

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