Nepal’s opposition party disrupts parliament, demands suspension of 14 MPs

Kathmandu: Former Prime Minister of Nepal K. The main opposition CPN-UML led by P. Sharma Oli on Wednesday disrupted the new session of Parliament and demanded the suspension of 14 MPs who had left their party and joined Madhav Kumar Nepal’s party. The ninth session of the lower house of parliament was briefly adjourned twice on the first day after being disrupted by the CPN-UML (Unified Marxist-Leninist). The party disrupted the proceedings of Parliament demanding the suspension of 14 former CPN-UML MPs. These MPs formed a new party under the leadership of Madhav Kumar Nepal.

Madhav Kumar Nepal had left the erstwhile CPN-UML and formed a new party, CPN-Unified Socialist, which has now become the fourth largest party in Parliament. His faction had decided to join the coalition government of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Meanwhile, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand introduced the Second Amendment Bill on Political Parties in the third sitting of Parliament despite opposition from the main opposition party. The amendment bill is a provision related to the division of political parties. Parliament has been adjourned till Friday.

(With agency input)