SAC passes key bill on formation of state assembly and House of Representatives

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KATHMADU — The State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has today passed the bill related to the formation of the state assemblies and the House of Representatives.

Article 176 of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 has made provision for the formation of the State Assembly while Article 84 on the formation of the House of Representatives.
The bill got passage in the Committee’s meeting today after lawmakers including Radheshyam Adhikari and Shankar Bhandari of the Nepali Congress withdrew the amendment proposal to the bill, which stipulated that the corrupted people should be allowed to contest the election.

Before this, 19 lawmakers from the Nepali Congress had registered the amendment proposal in the committee, saying a person convicted of committing corruption should be allowed to contest the election after three years of the conviction, if that person wanted to contest any election.

The government had decided to hold the state assembly and the House of Representatives elections on November 26 and December 7, 2017. However, preparations for the election were hampered in the absence of the related laws.

Ganga Lal Tuladhar, Ishwari Neupane, Bikram Bahadur Thapa, Ananda Prasad Dhungana, Rekha Sharma, Bamdev Gautam, among other lawmakers, had put their views on the bill in the committee’s meeting today.

Committee president Dil Bahadur Gharti is to present the bill before theLegislature-Parliament today itself. RSS