President Paudel authenticates citizenship bill

Both the houses of the Federal parliament had endorsed the bill without considering the suggestions of former president Bhandari.

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Kathmandu: President Ram Chandra Paudel on Wednesday authenticated the bill to amend the Citizenship Act, which was rejected twice by former president Bidya Devi Bhandari.

The bill, which was endorsed by the parliament, was rejected by the former president. 

The bill had first passed in the House of Representatives on July 22 and in the National Assembly on July 28. On August 15, 2022, the president returned the bill to the House of Representatives for review with a message including “15 concerns and suggestions.” However, the bill was passed again by both houses on August 18 and September 2 without any changes.