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President’s letter on Citizenship Bill presented at Parliament


16 August 2022  

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KATHMANDU: The letter regarding the Citizenship Bill sent back by President Bidya Devi Bhandari with a message has been read out in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

In today’s meeting of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the HoR Karbirnath Yogi read out the letter sent by Secretary Yadav Prasad Koirala on behalf of the President.

In the letter, it was mentioned the President’s decision to send back the Citizenship Bill which was passed by the HoR two weeks back.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on August 14 sent back the Citizenship Bill to the Federal Parliament for reconsideration.

The Parliament had earlier sent the Bill to President Bhandari for authentication.

According to President’s office spokesperson Sagar Acharya, President Bhandari sent the Citizenship Bill back to Parliament on Sunday for reconsideration.

“It is necessary to reconsider the issue related to the acquisition of citizenship in accordance with the Constitution of Nepal in the Bill made to amend the Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063 BS, which was certified by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and submitted for verification in accordance with Article 113 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal,” a statement issued by the President’s Office said.

According to clause (3) of Article 113 of the Constitution of Nepal, this Bill has been sent back to the House of Representatives by the Honorable President, the statement issued by Acharya said.

There is a constitutional provision that the President can verify the Bill passed by both houses of the Parliament within 15 days or send it back for reconsideration.

Publish Date : 16 August 2022 13:39 PM

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