Parliament adjourned for a week

Kathmandu: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has adjourned the meeting of the House of Representatives for a week.

After the first sitting of the parliament session was held on Tuesday, the next sitting was adjourned till 1 pm for next Tuesday.

In next Tuesday’s meeting, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dilendra Prasad Badu will present the Nepal Police and State Police (Operation, Supervision and Coordination) (First Amendment) Ordinance 2078 BS on behalf of the government. He has introduced the Acid and Other Harmful Chemicals (Regulation) Ordinance 2078 and the Social Security (First Amendment) Ordinance 2078.

The main opposition party CPN-UML has also blocked the parliament sitting in this session of the parliament. The UML, which had blocked the parliament in the previous session in protest of the speaker’s refusal to recognize the action taken by the lawmaker, has also blocked the first sitting of the session which started on Tuesday.

Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota chaired the sitting amidst protest of UML lawmakers.