Nepal’s Parliament Likely to Vote Today on a Bill to Amend Their Constitution

Nepal’s Parliament Likely to Vote Today on a Bill to Amend Their Constitution

The Lower House of Nepal’s Parliament is likely to cast a ballot today on the Second Constitution Amendment, which gives legitimate status to the renewed map of the nation. Lately, the new map has been in controversy as India objected to certain portions of the regions in the new map that is in its territories.

Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, and Minister for Land Management Padma Aryal, and Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali had asserted that the updated map was published on historical evidence that suggests the zones on the northwestern edge belong to Nepal.

The bill tries to revise Schedule 3 of the constitution to renew the national emblem by embodying Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani in Nepal’s new map. Nepali Congress and Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal have communicated their support for the administration bill. A 66% majority is required to pass the bill.

Nepal has been asking India to engage in diplomatic talks; however, it is improbable shortly as the Modi government maintains it will be conceivable after the coronavirus outbreak is over. However, Officials in Delhi acknowledged that there is a definite requirement for diplomatic discourse but expressed that dates for talks could be finalized after the pandemic.

Aside from the decision Nepal Communist Party’s 175 members, the principal opposition party, Nepali Congress has extended their support of its 63 members for alteration. With the current turnaround of the Madhesi parties, it’s expected that the amendment will get full support in Nepal’s Parliament.

The House will have a tomorrow and put the bill to cast a ballot toward the finish of the discussion and will attempt to put the bill to vote regardless of whether the debate continues tomorrow. The vote is expected to take place in the evening hours on Saturday, a representative for the Parliament Secretariat Rojnath Pandey told Himalayan Times.

When the Lower House will pass the bill then it will be sent to the National Assembly where it will go through a similar proceeding. At that point, the National Assembly will give 72 hours to lawmakers for proposing changes against the bill’s terms if they find any.

Article Credit: The Himalayan Times/ Kathmandu Post

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