Parliament session to be prorogued


KATHMANDU, May 18: The ongoing second session of the Legislature-Parliament is to be prorogued with effect from this midnight.

A letter relating to ending the current session received from the Office of the President was presented by Speaker Onsari Gharti at today’s meeting and thereby proroguing the house. Earlier today, a decision to this end was reached at the meeting of the Council of Ministers.

On the occasion, the Speaker also presented the details of the activities carried out during the session. Accordingly, the parliament met for 135 times in 114 days since the session began on May 3, 2016. A total of 17 bills were endorsed during the period.

The period also saw the tabling of the second constitution amendment bill. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ was also elected during this period. Likewise, an impeachment motion was registered against Chief Commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki.

In her remarks, the Speaker said that this session proved important in terms of implementing the new constitution and thanked the government and people for the successful holding of the first phase of local-level elections. Similarly, we need to hold the provincial as well as general elections within the period set by the Constitution. RSS