President Bhandari intensifies consultations on Citizenship Bill


September 8, 2022


President Bhandari intensifies consultations on Citizenship Bill

President Bidya Devi Bhandari/File Photo

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has intensified consultations with different quarters on the issue of the Citizenship Bill that has been sent by the Parliament for authentication.

On Thursday, President Bhandari is holding a discussion with leaders of the Janata Samajbadi Party on the issue.

On Wednesday, she consulted with the leaders of the CPN Revolutionary Maoist, Baigyanik Samajwadi Communist Party, CPN Bahumat led by Dharmendra Bastola, and Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party Maoist at Shital Niwas.

During the meeting, the leaders of the fringe communist parties said that the initiative taken by the President was positive when it came to the Citizenship Bill.

Likewise, President Bhandari is also consulting with leaders of the Nepal Majdoor and Kisan Party today.

Earlier, President Bhandari discussed the issue with Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Center, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, and Loktantrik Samajwadi party.

Meanwhile, President Bhandari is also holding a consultation with senior retired officials of the Nepal Police and Armed Police on Thursday itself.

The President had earlier sent the Bill back to the Parliament for reconsideration after a series of discussions.

However, both Houses of Parliament sent it again to the President for approval.

There is a constitutional provision that the President should approve the Bill within 15 days.