Parliament impasse ends

Kathmandu, Aug 5: The obstruction over the meeting of the House of Representatives has ended after an agreement was reached between the ruling and opposition parties. The parliament remained obstructed since the past 26 days.

The parties represented in the parliament agreed to form a 'study and recommendation parliamentary special committee' to resolve any issues concerning the HoR meeting through consensus and understanding. The main opposition NC and other parties had obstructed the house demanding probe into three separate incidents that took place in Sarlahi district and releasing of the Lal Commission report.

An all-party meeting held before the parliament session began today decided to form a seven-member special committee. The meeting held at the initiative of Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara formed the committee led by CPN parliamentary deputy leader Subas Chandra Nembang. Other members include Uma Shanker Aragariya, Dev Prasad Gurung, Pushpa Bhusal, Dr Minendra Rijal, Laxman Lal Karna and Binda Pandey.

Lawmaker Raj Kishor Yadav putting forth his views at the HoR meeting, Aug 5, 2019.

The proposal regarding the special committee was tabled by Speaker Mahara at today's meeting. It was unanimously endorsed. The committee has been given 30 days to carry out necessary study following the constitution, regulations and established norms to ensure that such situation of impasse is avoided in the future.

At the meeting, Speaker Mahara also issued special directives to the government to make the Lal Commission report public.

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