The Lower House of the federal Parliament has been remained functionless since three months due to the differences within the ruling head Nepal Communist Party (NCP) over the issue of picking candidate for the post of Speaker. The parliamentary meeting was postponed for the third time on Sunday till 1 PM of January 20 citing a special reason. The so-called special reason was nothing than differences within the ruling head NCP to pick the candidate for the post of speaker. The post has remained vacant after Krishna Bahadur Mahara stepped down on October 2, 2019 following an allegation of sexual harassment against a junior employee of the parliament secretariat. Two previous lower house sessions that were to be held on December 27, 2019, and January 1 under Fifth Federal Parliament session that commenced from December 20 last year were adjourned without any reason. In the absence of speaker, deputy speaker of Shivamaya Tumbahamphe has to be allowed to chair the meeting. But the party has not allowed Tumbahamphe even to conduct the meeting but mounting pressure Tumbahamphe to tender her resignation. The meeting of the House of Representatives has been greatly affected by the ongoing indecision of the ruling NCP NCP.