The government has tabled in the Parliament the bill to amend the Constitution for the second time despite protests from opposition parties.
As Law Minister Ajaya Shankar Nayak tabled the bill in the House on Sunday, the MPs of the UML and other fringe parties rose from their seats and shouted slogans against the constitution amendment.
However, the opposition MPs did not obstruct the House proceedings. And Law Minister Nayak also tabled the local government body elections bill. Parliament also forwarded the impeachment motion against the suspended CIAA Chief Lokman Singh Karki to its Impeachment Recommendation Committee.
The opposition parties had been obstructing the House ever since the NC-Maoists coalition registered the constitution amendment bill in the Parliament secretariat in November.
After the Supreme Court refused to issue an interim order against the amendment bill last week, the UML had hinted that it would allow Parliament to convene.
Ahead of the Parliament session on Sunday, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar held a meeting in which Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal asked the UML Chair KP Oli to not obstruct the House.
Oli said the UML would allow Parliament to convene so the government could table the local elections bill and forward the impeachment motion. Political analysts say it was a hint by the UML that the government could table the amendment bill when Parliament convenes for
After the SC verdict, the UML was under pressure to allow Parliament to convene. But it needed a face-saver, and did not obstruct the House for the first time since November to allow the government to table the local elections bill and forward the impeachment motion.
UML Vice Chair Bamdev Gautam told journalist that the government forcibly tabled the bill, and all the opposition parties will vote against it. Parliament has been adjourned until Monday.
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