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Constitutional Council meeting begins at Baluwatar

15 December 2020  

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KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) has started at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday evening.

Prime Minister KP Oli, Chairman of National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, and Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana are present at the meeting.

Speaker Agni Sapkota and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba have not shown up at the meeting.

The meeting is likely to make appointments to vacant posts of different constitutional bodies.

Earlier today, President Bidya Devi Bhandari issued an ordinance on the Constitutional Council (Work, Duties, Rights, and Procedures).

According to the President’s Office, President Bhandari issued the ordinance on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers in accordance with Article 114 (1) of the Constitution.

The Constitutional Council chaired by the Prime Minister has the leader of the main opposition party, Chief Justice, Speaker, Chairman of the National Assembly, and the Deputy Speaker as members.

After the issuance of the ordinance, the meeting can be held if the majority of members of the Constitutional Council are present.

Earlier, the quorum for the meeting was considered to be reached only when the council Chairperson and four members were present.

Among the members of the council, the post of deputy speaker is currently vacant. In this case, the quorum for the meeting would have been reached only if all the other members were present.

Earlier, the meeting of the council was postponed after Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota abstained from the meeting.

Publish Date : 15 December 2020 18:49 PM

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