Parliament begins deliberation on Citizenship bill

Lawmakers attend Parliament’s meeting. (File photo/RSS)

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Kathmandu: The House of Representatives on Thursday started deliberations on the bill to amend the Citizenship Act.

Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khad tabled the bill in the lower house, four days after President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent back the bill to the parliament for reconsideration.

The House is set to endorse the bill on Citizenship Act today itself.

A meeting of the ruling alliance of five parties on Tuesday decided to endorse the bill and send it back to the president for authentication without any review.

The President sent the Citizenship Act amendment bill to the House of Representatives as per Article 113(3) of the constitution, citing that the bill needs a review.