Kathmandu: The ruling alliance on Tuesday decided to endorse the amendment bill on the Citizenship Act through parliament without a review.
On Sunday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent the amendment bill to the House of Representatives, citing that it needs a review. Earlier on July 31, Agni Prasad Sapkota, the House Speaker, had sent the bill to the Office of the President for authentication as both the Houses–House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly–endorsed it.
A meeting of the ruling alliance of five parties held today decided to endorse the amendment bill without review, and send it back to the president for authentication.
“The president sent the bill to the House of Representatives using the right of the constitution. The ruling alliance has decided to send the bill again to the president without review as per the constitution,” a leader who was present in the meeting, told Nepal Live Today.
When the bill is resent to the President following endorsement from both Houses, it needs to be authenticated within 15 days as per the constitution.