End of parliament session leaves fate of 15 bills uncertain

KATHMANDU: The government’s recent decision to end the ongoing session of the parliament has pushed 15 bills towards uncertainty. Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota announced the current session of both the houses of the federal parliament will end effective from August 16.

As per secretariat at of the House of Representatives, 15 bills including the budget brought by the previous government are under consideration in the parliament. Three ordinances including the Financial Ordinance, 2078, the National Debt Ordinance 2078 and the Appropriation Ordinance, 2078 have also been presented to the parliament. Failure to pass these ordinances would raise constitutional questions over the budget announced by the previous government.

Earlier, the Parliament session had started from July 18 after the Supreme Court reinstated the House of Representatives on July 12. Prime Minister Deuba also took a vote of confidence after the Parliament was restored.

Meanwhile, many including the main opposition party UML has been expressing reservation over sudden decision to end the parliament session though there were many businesses for it.

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Wednesday August 18, 2021, 11:33:11 AM |

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