President Paudel certifies controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill

Published On: May 31, 2023 12:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 31: President Ram Chandra Paudel has certified the Citizenship Amendment Bill. President Paudel certified the bill on Wednesday, according to the Office of President.

The decision of President Paudel to certify the bill comes shortly after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is leaving the country on a four-day official visit to India today, held a meeting with him. Sources said Prime Minister Dahal had urged President Paudel to certify the bill, although the meeting was said to have been held to inform President Paudel about his India visit. 

Earlier on May 26, the government had requested President Paudel to certify the Bill, which was put on hold by then President Bidya Devi Bhandari for a long time. The bill has courted controversy as a section of political parties are opposed to it.


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