NA unanimously passes constitution amendment bill on Nepal map

KATHMANDU, June 18: The National Assembly has unanimously passed the Nepal Constitution (Second Amendment) Bill-2077 BS to update the Nepal map in the national emblem as per the revised administrative map of Nepal.

NA Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina forwarded the necessary process for vote division after Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe, presented a proposal seeking passage of the bill during the today’s NA meeting.

The government had forwarded constitution amendment proposal as per the Article 274 of the Constitution of Nepal.

Earlier to this, Law Minister Tumbahamphe said that unity and collaboration of political parties had taken Nepal’s independency, sovereignty and integrity to a new height.

She expressed the belief that other questions raised regarding constitution would be addressed gradually.

The Law Minister said, “This is the happy moment for us. We all have stood together on the issue of nationality. Today is the day of importance and pride in parliamentary practice.”

Extending gratitude to all political parties for standing above the partisan interest, she clarified that the government would move ahead to resolving the border dispute with India through dialogue based on facts and evidences.

The House of Representative has already endorsed the amendment bill. RSS