March 20, 2021
UML Parliamentary Party to seek clarification from lawmakers not attending its meeting.
Around 40 members of the House of Representatives close to Khanal-Nepal faction did not attend the meet called on Saturday.
Those to be questioned are Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, Surendra Pandey, Ghanshyam Bhusal and Ram Kumari Jhakri.
The faction led by Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal has been furious right from Oli’s unconstitutional decision to dissolve the house and other serious sequence like removing the central committee members close to them from the party.
Central committee member Bishnu Rijal exclaimed that he was shocked with the decision and they had been in discussion for the further move.
Meanwhile, the lawmakers close to Khanal and Nepal faction have decided to boycott the meeting registering their written dissatisfaction to Oli.
While the meeting was going on at Baluwatar lawmakers Som Prasad Pandey, Jeevan Ram Shrestha and Yagya Raj Sunuwar, who belong to the Nepal-Khanal faction had reached Baluwatar along with a letter on behalf of 38 lawmakers on their side.
UML has 120 lawmakers in the 275-member lower house.