KATHMANDU – The Constitutional Council meeting is underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence Baluwatar. According to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s Press Advisor Surya Thapa, the meeting of the Constitutional Council started at 10 am.
Prime Minister Oli, Sher Bahadur Deuba, the leader of the main opposition party Nepali Congress, National Assembly’s Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina and Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana are present in the meeting.
However, Agni Prasad Sapkota, the speaker of the House of Representatives, remained absent from the meeting.
Shreedhar Neupane, press advisor of Sapkota, said that the Speaker did not attend the meeting due to lack of homework required for the meeting and collaboration from Prime Minister Oli.
At least four members and the chairperson must be present in the meeting of the six-member Constitutional Council.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives is another member in the council.
As the deputy speaker’s post is currently vacant, the Council’s meeting cannot achieve the quorum for holding a meeting even one member remains absent.