KATHMANDU: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting has been postponed after Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota abstained from the meeting.
The CC meeting was adjourned for 5 pm today after the required quorum was not present in the meeting, said Baluwatar sources.
Main opposition party leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chief Justice Cholendrea Shumsher Rana and National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Timalsina reached Baluwatar. But Speaker Sapkota did not attend the meeting.
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.