Kathmandu: The CPN-UML, the main opposition in the parliament, snubbed an all-party meeting called by President Ram Chandra Paudel.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways to break the deadlock in the federal Parliament.
According to Mahesh Bartaula, the UML whip, the President lacks the authority to convene an all-party meeting for specific agendas. “The Prime Minister is already engaged in addressing the main opposition’s demands and that the President shouldn’t interfere in executive responsibilities.”
In the all-party meeting, President Paudel expressed satisfaction with the progress made by political parties towards resolving the House deadlock.
The CPN-UML has been blocking parliament since July 26. The President has been discussing the issue with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leader of the main opposition party KP Sharma Oli, Speaker of the House of Representatives Devraj Ghimire and National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsena.