Nepali Cong holds talks on new political map

Kathmandu: The Nepali Congress, the main Opposition party, on Saturday discussed the Constitution amendment bill related to a new political map of the country put forth by the government in Parliament.
A proposal to this effect was put at the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting that is currently underway at the party’s headquarters in Sanepa.
According to Nepali Congress sources, the proposal put forth in the CWC meeting is related to the Constitution amendment bill that seeks to bring amendment to the political map included in Schedule 3 related to Article 9 (2) of the Constitution.
The party’s CWC members are currently expressing their views on the proposal put forth in the meeting, they said. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shivamaya Tumbahangphe was supposed to table the bill for discussion at Parliament on Wednesday. However, the bill was removed from the parliamentary business schedule as per a request by the Nepali Congress to wait until the party could take a decision to this effect from its CWC meeting. It requires a two-thirds majority vote in Parliament to bring an amendment to the Constitution. (PTI)

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