50 amendments to be presented in House ‘today’

  • Parliament Secretariat: Voting on charter revision bill tomorrow
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 20, 2017-

Lawmakers registering revisions to the constitution amendment bill will present their proposals at the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday while voting on the bill and the alterations will take place on Monday.

Lawmakers including those from the ruling parties have registered 50 revisions 

to the second constitution amendment bill that was registered in the House on April 11.

The ruling parties and the Ratriya Janata Party-Nepal have submitted one proposal to amend five provisions while the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal has registered another amendment. 

The remaining 48 proposals were registered by the opposition parties--34 by the 

main opposition CPN-UML seeking revision to all the 11 points in the bill.

“All the lawmakers registering amendment will present their proposal on Sunday,” Bharat Raj Gautam, spokesperson for the Parliament Secretariat, told the Post. 

All the 50 proposals and the amendment bill would be tabled for voting on Monday, he added.

In the amendment proposed by the ruling alliance, an additional clause has been demanded in Article 7 of the constitution to enlist all the languages recommended by the Language Commission in the annex. 

This would allow the provinces to choose national languages from among the recommendations.

The main opposition has registered revision to the proposed amendment to Article 86 (2) (a), which seeks to bar chiefs and deputy chiefs of municipalities and rural municipalities from the electoral college that will elect the National Assembly.

Published: 20-08-2017 08:25

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