Parliament’s last meeting (Photo Feature)

Parliament's last meeting

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The last meeting of the Legislature-Parliament turned Constituent Assembly has concluded.

Representatives of all the political parties, speaking in the meeting on party basis, have stressed on the need of fulfilling the remaining responsibilities by holding the election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies on the stipulated date in the situation of the promulgation and implementation of the constitution.

The top leaders of the major political parties have also addressed the last meeting of the Legislature-Parliament.

The tenure of the present Legislature-Parliament will terminate automatically on Saturday midnight

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 601-member second Constituent Assembly constituted on November 19, 2013 transformed itself into Legislature-Parliament after the promulgation of the constitution 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).

Photos: Mukunda Kalikote