Parliament meeting begins amid UDMF’s sloganeering

Kathmandu, Jan 23: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament began amid sloganeering of the United Democratic Madhesi Front late this evening. They picketed the rostrum.

Immediately after Speaker Onsari Gharti announced the beginning of the Parliament meeting, the UDMF lawmakers left their seats and picketed the rostrum, disrupting parliament business. Among those sloganeering, Speaker Gharti gave time to Sarbendra Nath Shukla to put forth his views.

He said although the talk of the UDMF said to be decisive with main three political parties did not reach the conclusion. The recent incident occurred at Rangeli of Morang made them more suspicious, he argued.

Leader Shukla further said the proposal forwarded by the major three political parties to amend the constitution would not address their demands. The constitution amendment proposal was just gaudy manoeuvre, he argued.

He warned that if the Madhes agitation was blemished, the lawmakers associated with the UDMF would continue disrupting parliament.

Also speaking, lawmaker of the Federal Socialist Party, Dimpal Kumari Jha, said she would not accept the constitution amendment proposal.

Then the UDMF lawmakers quit the parliament hall.

However, the meeting is going on to advance the constitution amendment proposal.