Legislature-parliament meeting

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Legislature-parliament is holding its last meeting on Friday. It is scheduled to endorse bills on elections of the National Assembly and the Language Commission.

As per the Article 296 of the constitution, the House will dissolve automatically a day before the nominations for the elections to the federal parliament. The Election Commission has fixed the date for the nomination for Proportional Representation on Sunday. The country is conducting the elections to the federal and provincial parliaments in November 26 and December 7.

The incumbent parliament was elected as the second Constitution Assembly in November 2013. The CA consisting of 601 members promulgated the new constitution of Nepal on September 20, 2015. It was given continuity as the transitional parliament to lay the ground for the next election which would elect a new parliament.

The first meeting of the present parliament was held on January 26, 2014. Since then, it has spent nearly 1,000 hours to hold 394 meetings in 958 days, until Thursday.

Parliament held seven sessions and also recorded a precedent of the longest house session of 381 days last year. The parliament amended the new constitution within a year of its promulgation but the second bill to amend the constitution failed in the House.

The parliament endorsed over two dozen laws which also included the substitution if 180-year-old Civil Code (Muluki Aain).

Meanwhile, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar will officially bid fare well to the lawmaker on Saturday.

According to Gharti’s press advisor Babin Sharma, Saturday’s meeting will not include any regular business. The Speaker and top leaders of major political parties will address the meeting.

The lawmakers will be provided travel fare on the last day as per the tradition.

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