September 19, 2021, Sunday

Try to woo UML: Senior leaders advise Speaker Sapkota

KATHMANDU: The leaders of the parliamentary party in the House of Representatives have suggested Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota to woo the main opposition CPN-UML and bring them into the dialogue.

After UML continuously chanted slogans in the parliament and obstructed the House continuously since Wednesday, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota called a meeting of the top leaders of the parties in the parliament on Monday.

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However, the meeting ended inconclusively as UML leaders boycotted it.

Earlier, UML Chief Whip Bishal Bhattarai phoned at the Speaker’s Secretariat and informed that his party would not attend the meeting.

Leaders said that the meeting could not reach any conclusion as the UML was absent.

“No conclusions were reached as those who were associated with the issue did not come. We have urged the opposition to convene an all-party meeting,” Rastriya Janamorcha Vice-Chair Durga Poudel said after the meeting.

Speaker Sapkota said that he had tried till this morning but it was not possible.

Law Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki also had a dialogue with UML parliamentary party deputy leader Subash Nemwang on Monday morning.

He said that he could not come because the party leader told him not to attend the meeting on Monday.