UML obstructs House meeting

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Kathmandu: The main opposition party CPN-UML has obstructed the meeting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. At the beginning of the first meeting of the Parliament’s winter session, UML lawmakers stood from their seats and picketed the rostrum.

The main opposition party, UML, had obstructed the earlier House session as well demanding that 14 lawmakers it took action should be dismissed. The session of the Parliament had failed to deliberate on crucial bills, even discuss the vital public concerns due to the continuous obstruction of the House proceedings.

The current session of the Parliament will be keenly watched as the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact signed between the government of Nepal and the MCC in May 2017 is still waiting for parliamentary ratification.

During a recent Nepal visit, US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu had urged political leaders to get the Compat endorsed through the Parliament at the soonest.