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CC meeting uncertain as Speaker Sapkota abstains

15 December 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The Constitutional Council meeting has been on hold after Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota did not attend the meeting.

Sapkota’s Press Advisor Shreedhar Neupane informed that Sapkota did not attend the CC meeting.

“Speaker Sapkota did not attend the CC meeting since there were no proper coordination and preparations. Prime Minister who chairs the CC did not coordinate,” said Neupane.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had called the CC meeting at Baluwatar this morning.

Earlier, the meeting which was scheduled for Sunday was postponed after main opposition party leader President Sher Bahadur Deuba  and  Speaker  Agni Prasad Sapkota did not turn up in the meeting.

The meeting is expected to make appointments to the vacant posts in the constitutional bodies including the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and Election Commission.

As many as 46 posts are lying vacant in 11 constitutional bodies, currently.

Chaired by Prime Minister Oli, the CC has Chief Justice, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairman of National Assembly, main opposition party leader and Deputy Speaker of the HoR are as members. Currently, the post of Deputy Speaker is vacant.

The CC has to make recommendation for appointments one month before the posts remain vacant as per Article 284 (3) of the Constitution.

Publish Date : 15 December 2020 10:08 AM

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