Legislature-Parliament building in New Baneshwar (Republica file photo)
KATHMANDU, April 11: The government has withdrawn the constitution amendment bill from Parliament to replace it with the new one.
A cabinet meeting on Monday endorsed a new amendment bill with a view to addressing the demands of agitating Madhesi political parties and bringing them on board the local polls scheduled for May 14.
Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajaya Shankar Nayak tabled the proposal to withdraw the existing bill which was endorsed.
The government is set to register the new bill at the Parliament Secretariat today itself.
According to the new constitution amendment bill, eight articles of the constitution shall be amended. In addition, a permanent and inclusive commission shall be formed to address the thorny issues surrounding delineation of provincial boundaries.
The new bill aims at addressing the demands raised by UDMF regarding the amendment of the eight articles including 274 of the constitution.
It includes all the issues covered by the previous constitution amendment bill except the delineation of provincial boundaries.
On November 29, 2016, the government had registered the withdrawn constitution amendment bill in Parliament on November 29, 2016.