UML obstructs House meeting protesting constitution amendment bill

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Kathmandu, April 25

The main opposition CPN-UML on Tuesday obstructed the Parliament meeting protesting the constitution amendment bill that the government tabled in House yesterday.

As soon as the meeting began, UML lawmaker Gangalal Tuladhar sought time from the Speaker and claimed that the government was trying to thwart the local level elections under various pretexts.

He sought clarification from the concerned minister on reports of circulars issued by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development not to implement the new local level structure and add some bodies in some particular districts while the election preparations were in the full swing.

After other lawmakers from the party stood up from their seats in solidarity with Tuladhar, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar announced that the meeting was adjourned for next 15 minutes.

Later, the Parliament Secretariat issued a notice, informing the next meeting would take place at 11 am on Wednesday.

Just on Monday, the main opposition party’s Standing Committee had decided to make all possible efforts to make the amendment bill a failure.

The party, however, had stayed silent while the government tabled the bill yesterday.


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