Members of Parliament have accused the government of dishonouring the House of Representatives. They said that though it was the government's duty to inform parliament about issues of national importance while the House is in session, the government is now acting as if there were no parliament. MPs are asking why the prime minister is not in attendance at the House, though his health is already
back on track.
The MPs complained that they were finding out about unresolved issues such as arms management through the media and not through official channels, and said that if there were no referendum on the fate of the monarchy, they would see it as a conspiracy to keep the monarchy.
MP Raghu Panta of the CPN-UML cited the example of Italy, where the issue of having a monarchy was resolved through a referendum after there were complications during the process of writing the interim constitution. He also said the decision to hold elections to a constituent assembly by next year was not new, reminding the House that the current government has already allocated a budget to hold the election by next year.