House endorses reconstruction bill after 235 days of Nepal earthquake

The Sushil Koirala-led government had formed the National Reconstruction Authority through an ordinance in the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. Later, Govinda Raj Pokharel, who was the vice-chairman of National Planning Commission, was appointed as the CEO of powerful authority in August, despite reservations of the CPN-UML, which was a key constituent in the Koirala-led coalition government.

The Parliament's Legislation Committee had passed the Bill with some amendments last week. But the Nepali Congress obstructed the House demanding that another bill on constitution amendment also be tabled along with the one on reconstruction.

Both the parties were widely criticised for the politics over Reconstruction Authority.


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