Lawmakers get 72 hrs to register amendments on statute amendment bill

Published On: February 23, 2017 06:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Parliament has decided to provide 72 hours to lawmakers to register further amendments on the Constitution Amendment Bill tabled in the House.

Following discussion on the principles of the amendment bill on Thursday, the Parliament decided to ask lawmakers to submit their amendment proposals at the Parliament Secretariat by 72 hours.

Earlier, lawmakers from ruling coalition and parties in favor of the bill participated in the discussion and urged to endorse it through the House.

The Parliament meeting resumed on Thursday as the main opposition CPN-UML remained silent during the deliberation over the bill as the main opposition had decided not to obstruct the House.

Earlier, speaking in the House meeting, Deputy Leader of UML's Parliamentary Party Subas Nembang said the opposition parties will not allow the constitution amendment bill to be endorsed from the House.

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