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Oli, Deuba hold discussion on Parliament regulations

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and president of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday have held talks on resolving the dispute over the Legislature-Parliament Business Operation Regulations.

The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar was positive in regard to arriving at a consensus during discussions on the Regulations taking place in the Parliament on Sunday, PM’s press advisor Pramod Dahal said.

According to him, the two leaders talked on passing the Regulations on the basis of consensus. The Regulations is to be presented for discussions and its endorsement in the parliament meeting on Sunday.

The ruling and the opposition parties have been sparring over the number of members on the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee. The ruling parties are sticking to a 15-member PHSC as per the new constitution while the main opposition party is pressing for a 75-member committee as per the erstwhile constitution.

Parliamentary hearing on the recommendation to the posts of the Supreme Court justices and ambassadors to different countries has been stalled due to the delay in forming the PHSC.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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