Kathmandu, Jan 28 (RSS): Secretary of the National Assembly, Rajendra Phuyal, tabled the ‘National Medical Education Bill, 2075 BS’ forwarded by the House of Representatives with its message in the Assembly’s second meeting today.
At the outset of the meeting, the Nepali Congress lawmakers stood from their seats as a symbol of protest and obstructed the meeting. Amidst the obstruction, the National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina announced that there would not be the ‘zero hour’ and ‘special hour’ in today’s session, and that various points have been removed from the meeting agenda.
Following this announcement, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, lawmakers stood up from their respective seats, trooped in front of the rostrum and continued chanting slogans. The upper house secretary Phuyal tabled the ‘National Medical Education Bill, 2075 BS’ amidst the sloganeering by the opposition party lawmakers.
Thereafter, NA chair Timilsina adjourned the meeting for half an hour. The first meeting of the National Assembly was also postponed due to the obstruction by the Nepali Congress.
The main opposition party has obstructed the today’s meeting to protest the government’s no-decision regarding under which bodies the hospitals named after its two top leaders the late Girija Prasad Koirala and the late Sushil Koirala were to be operated.
The Nepali Congress had obstructed the National Assembly meetings on January 7 and 21 before this also over the same issue.