Govt yet to come up with official view on naturalized citizens: Minister Nayak

Published On: November 7, 2016 03:12 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ajaya Shankar Nayak on Monday said that the government will register the constitution amendment proposal at the parliament soon.

Speaking at an interaction at Reporters’ Club, he said that the amendment proposal will propose changes to four disputed issues—demarcation of provinces, citizenship, language and representation in National Assembly.

He added that the proposal will be registered at the parliament after forging an agreement among the major parties.

“All should work in the direction of reaching national agreement. No one should work toward foiling the environment for the accord,” he said.

Minister Nayak refuted the media reports claiming that the government is preparing to register the amendment proposal so as to allow naturalized citizens to hold key state positions as baseless.

 “The government is yet to come up with an official view,” he said, adding that ruling, opposition and agitating parties are discussing the issue to reach a conclusion.

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