The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has disrupted today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, citing the government did not commit to providing a lump sum of Rs 200,000 to the earthquake survivors.
Lawmakers from the NC protested by standing at their respective seats soon after Speaker Onsari Gharti announced beginning of the meeting and provided time to NC lawmaker Dr Ram Sharan Mahat to speak.
Leader Mahat on the occasion said that they were compelled to disrupt the House as the government neglected their demand for providing a lump sum of Rs 200,000 to quake survivors.
Stating that not a single house has been constructed for quake survivors so far, he argued that the government has been taking up the reconstruction task in a slow pace. He also blamed the government of not taking initiatives for talks to address their demand.
In between NC lawmakers' protest, Speaker Gharti informed that the Prime Minister will brief the Parliament in detail regarding the NC's demand since it has drawn the attention of entire House.
The next meeting of the Parliament has been scheduled at 3.30 pm tomorrow as no consensus between the ruling parties and major opposition was forged regarding resumption of the House, said NC parliamentarian Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat.