Main opposition obstructs House over Bharatpur vote count issue

Posted on: May 31, 2017 | views: 156

The main opposition CPN (UML) has obstructed the Parliament session today, demanding that the vote count for Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

The District Election Office, Chitwan decided to halt the vote counting shortly after volunteers deputed to assist the vote count themselves reportedly tore ballot papers on May 29.    

At the outset of the meeting, CPN (UML) lawmakers stood from their respective seats in a gesture of their objection to the House session. Amidst this, party's lawmaker Surendra Pandey drew the attention of the EC towards the resumption of vote counting. 

After Pandey expressed his view, Speaker Onsari Gharti announced the postponement of the meeting until tomorrow. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara was scheduled to present a proposal in the meeting seeking discussions on the annual estimation of revenues and expenditures for the next Fiscal Year 2017-18.