Parliament meeting obstructed; postponed for Friday

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Kathmandu, June 23: Today’s meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has been obstructed due to objection of the main opposition Nepali Congress.

Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar had allocated time for NC lawmakers soon after they stood up and protested when speaker announced the beginning of the meeting.
Speaking in the meeting, NC lawmaker Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat said that the quake survivors have suffered a lot adding that no single house was constructed so far for them despite the announcement by Prime Minister to construct the houses for them before the rainy season.

He urged the government to provide Rs 200,000 relief amount to each survivor as announced by the erstwhile government. He blamed the National Reconstruction Authority of politicization rather than addressing the genuine problem. Mahat also said that only the quake survivors from 11 districts were identified so far while rest others were not still identified due to negligence of the government.

Similarly, NC chief whip Chinkaji Shrestha said that his party was compelled to obstruct the meeting as the government failed to provide relief to the quake survivors. He further shared that they will obstruct the meeting unless PM responded to the issues raised by lawmaker Mahat.
He said that the meeting could begin soon if the government makes announcement to provide Rs 200,000 to each survivor within an hour.
Speaker Gharti urged NC lawmakers to take their seats and let the meeting resume, sharing that the government would brief the details about the reconstruction project tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Ppeaker Gharti postponed the meeting until 11:00 am Friday.

It may be noted that today’s meeting was scheduled to hold discussions on the proposal regarding initiating discussion on topics of different ministries under the ‘Appropriation Bill-2073, RSS

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