Four ordinances were approved by the members of parliament (MPs) amid obstruction from the main opposition party CPN-UML on Wednesday.
Amidst UML’s obstruction in the House of Representatives meeting, Nepal Police and Provincial Police (Operation, Supervision and Coordination) (First Amendment) Ordinance, 2078, Acid and Other Hazardous Chemicals (Regulation) Ordinance, 2078, Social Security (First Amendment) ordinance, 2078 and Railway Ordinance, 2078 BS were presented and approved by majority.
On behalf of Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki presented the first three ordinances for approval while Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Renu Kumari Yadav presented the Railway Ordinance, 2078 BS.
MP Prem Suwal of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party filed a notice against the proposals.
Even yesterday, the House of Representatives meeting had passed two ordinances despite obstruction by UML.
The Ordinance to Amend Some Acts Against Sexual Violence-2078 and the Ordinance to Amend Some Acts Related to Criminal Offenses and Criminal Procedure-2078 were both passed with a majority of votes at the meeting.
CPN-UML continued its obstruction today as well with the party’s lawmakers stalling the session at the outset chanting slogans and picketing the rostrum of the assembly hall.
The main opposition party has been obstructing the meetings of both Upper and Lower houses of the Federal Parliament stating that the Speaker had failed to issue a notice of action against 14 of UML lawmakers.
Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has refused to take action against the said lawmakers stating that they had already formed a new party, CPN (Unified Socialist). Madhav Kumar Nepal formed the new party on August 18 which was duly registered by the Election Commission on August 25.