UML snubs all-party meeting summoned by Speaker

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Kathmandu: The CPN-UML will not attend an all-party meeting summoned by Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota on Monday afternoon.

UML Central Committee Member Sher Bahadur Tamang, who is also the UML Office Secretary, said that the party would not participate in the meeting convened by the Speaker.

Speaker Sapkota has summoned the meeting for 2:30 pm today to discuss contemporary issues, including ending House obstruction by the main opposition.

Tamang said the party will not participate in the meeting which will be attended by lawmakers of CPN (Unified Socialist).

The parliamentary proceedings have been affected due to obstruction by main opposition CPN-UML since the convening of the current session of the parliament. Though the parliament meeting was held twice on Sunday, it was postponed up to Tuesday.

In an effort to remove the deadlock, Speaker Sapkota on Sunday held discussions with the main opposition party’s chief whip Bishal Bhattarai, whip Shanta Chaudhary and parliamentary member Khagaraj Adhikari.

CPN-UML parliamentary members have been chanting slogans demanding prohibition to the Members of Parliament (MPs) facing party action to participate in parliamentary proceedings.

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