Govt preparing to pass Citizenship Bill through parliament: Speaker Sapkota

Published On: June 26, 2022 04:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 26: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota has said that preparations are underway to pass the Citizenship Bill from the present members of the house. 

Speaking at a program on Sunday, Speaker Sapkota said that talks are underway between the Prime Minister and other major political parties to pass the bill through parliament. Speaker Sapkota said that more than a dozen memorandums have been received as the citizenship bill was stuck in parliament. He said that the youths were losing a golden opportunity as the Citizenship Bill could not be passed by parliament. He said that the country has suffered a great loss due to the inability to give citizenship to the youths who said they would do something, adding that it was unfair for those who did not get citizenship. 

On the occasion, Speaker Sapkota said that he had no interest other than maintaining good governance and controlling corruption in the country. He said that he has always strived to set an example of conduct, patriotism and virtue. Speaker Sapkota said that corruption was not just a matter of budget or an economic issue but it has affected the entire country. 


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