Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli has said he was baffled by the behavior of Nepal Congress (NC) President and parliamentary party leader Sher Bahadur Deuba in the House on Tuesday.
“Deuba who has supported the democratic movement for a long time went to encircle the well himself saying he should get to speak first,” PM Oli said organizing a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers after being denied a chance to speak in the parliament. “I was surprised to see him encircle the well saying he and not the PM should get to speak.”
Pointing that Deuba should know parliamentary decorum, he claimed that the activities in the House were unparliamentary. “I want to draw the country’s attention to the unparliamenatry and unbecoming activities that took place in the House,” he added.
He also accused the opposition of looking for unnecessary fights on every issue.
The House was adjourned earlier on Tuesday following the dispute about whether PM Oli or the main opposition leader Deuba should get to speak first.
NC lawmakers encircled the rostrum immediately after PM Oli reached there to start his speech and started to chant slogans.
Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara repeatedly urged the NC lawmakers to hear what PM Oli has to say first and assured that Deuba will be allowed to speak after that but to no avail. They insisted that Deuba be allowed to address first.
Speaker Mahara then adjourned the House until Wednesday.
सिंहदरबारबाट प्रधानमन्त्रीको पत्रकार सम्मेलन (प्रत्यक्ष प्रशारण)
Posted by Setopati on Tuesday, June 18, 2019