Citizenship bill returned by Prez Bhandari to be discussed in parliamentary committee

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KATHMANDU, Aug 28: A meeting of the National Assembly, the upper house of parliament, held earlier on Sunday approved the decision to send the Citizenship bill returned by President Bidya Devi Bhandari to the parliamentary committee for further discussion and study.

Earlier on August 14, President Bhandari returned the Citizenship Act Amendment bill endorsed by both the lower and upper house calling for a review as per Article 113 (3) of the Constitution of Nepal.

Then, a meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) held on August 18 re-endorsed the bill without making any sort of changes.

The meeting of the National Assembly has been postponed till September 1.

 

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