Lawmakers demand voting right for Nepalis living abroad

Published On: August 29, 2022 04:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 29: Lawmakers have demanded the guarantee of adult franchise to Nepalis residing abroad in the elections to the provincial assemblies (PA) and House of Representatives (HoR) slated for November 20. 

Airing her views in the zero hour of the HoR session today, lawmaker Durga Kumari Bishwakarma said, "The government must ensure the right to vote of those eligible voters residing abroad during the time of voting." She asserted that the government should build an atmosphere so that all eligible voters could cast their ballots without hurdles. 

Similarly, lawmaker Dila Sangraula Pant said women are able to compete in the direct election and political parties must ensure tickets for them in the HoR and PA elections.

Dil Kumari was of the opinion of sorting out the citizenship issues soon while Deepak Prakash Bhatta called for an end to anomalies in the education sector.  

Narayan Prasad Khatiwada drew the government's attention toward expediting road development projects including the Pasang Lhamu Highway. 

Likewise, MP Parbati Kumari Bishankhe demanded the implementation of a full proportional system in the voting of the HoR and PA elections scheduled for November 20. 

Lawmaker Prem Suwal apprised the session that Tribhuvan University was locked for 300 days in the past three years, drawing the government's attention toward addressing the problem. 

He also demanded prorogation of parliament in the aftermath of the election announcement.

Dr Bijay Subba drew the government's attention to taking efforts for reviving the Sajha Publication while Dr Pushpa Kumari Karna Kayastha, Parbata DC Chaudhary, Nawaraj Silwal, Dal Bahadur Rana, and Dibyamani Rajbhandari sought the government's attention toward several contemporary issues including controlling price rise and corruption.



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