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Prez urged to correct NA appointments

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 25, 2018-

The Nepali Congress on Saturday urged President Bidya Devi Bhandari to correct her decision to appoint three National Assembly members nominated by the KP Sharma Oli-led government while delaying the names forwarded by the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led Cabinet earlier.

Terming the presidential move as “unconstitutional”, a Parliamentary Party meeting of the NC said endorsing the recommendations made by the previous government would have been constitutional. The Deuba government had recommended the names of Krishna Prasad Poudel, Gopal Basnet and Chadani Joshi as members in the 59-strong Upper House.

As recommended by the Oli-led government, Bimala Poudel, Yubaraj Khatiwada and Ram Narayan Bidari have been appointed as NA members. The NC stated that the President, as the custodian of the constitution, should correct the unconstitutional moves. A case has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding cancellation of the appointments. (PR)

Published: 25-02-2018 07:57

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