House meeting today, UML to continue obstruction

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KATHMANDU: The House of Representatives (HoR) is holding a meeting at 1PM on Tuesday afternoon. 

According to the tentative business schedule published by the Federal Parliament Secretariat, Finance Minister Janardan Sharma will table a proposal to discuss Appropriation Bill-2021 and Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota will table the condolence proposal over the demise of former parliamentarian Rukma Shumsher JB Rana. 

Meanwhile, the main opposition CPN-UML is preparing to continue House obstruction on Tuesday as well. UML Chief Whip Bisahal Bhattarai said that UML will continue obstructing House proceedings until Speaker Sapkota dismisses 14 lawmakers against whom the party had taken action. 

Bhattarai added that the all-party meeting called by Speaker on Monday was unnecessary. “Speaker should hold negotiations with the UML separately. It is not necessary to indulge ruling parties in the issue,” he said talking to Ratopati. 

The main opposition has been obstructing House proceedings since the new session began on September 8. 

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