UML obstructs parliament over gold-brass row Reporter
May 26, 2023
Kathmandu: Lawmakers from the main opposition party, the CPN (UML), obstructed a meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today.
The main opposition party MPs stood from their seats in protest and blocked the meeting at its outset, saying the session could not start its business until the government clarified whether the ‘jalahari’ installed at the sanctum sanctorum of the Pashupatinath Temple is made of gold or brass.
After this, Speaker Devraj Ghimire gave time to the UML’s Chief Whip Padam Giri to speak. Giri said that the House could not proceed ahead with its business unless the government responded to the allegation Lekhnath Dahal, a ruling party lawmaker, made that the ‘jalahari’ installed at the Temple when UML Chair KP Sharma Oli was the Prime Minister was not gold but brass.
He reiterated that the House session could not moved ahead until the government investigated whether the ‘jalahari’ in Pashupatinath Temple is made of gold or brass, and responded to the allegation.