National Assembly session from Jan 1


President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has called the session of the National Assembly, the Upper House of the Parliament, at 4:00 pm on January 1.

A press release issued by the President’s Office stated that the president had called the session of the NA as per Article 93 (1) of the constitution.

A meeting of the Cabinet held on Friday had decided to recommend to the president to call the NA session from January 1.

As a legal provision stipulates that there should not be a gap of more than six months between the prorogation of one session of the Parliament and commencement of the next session of the Parliament, the government had the obligation to call the new session of the NA from January 1.

The government had abruptly ended the budget session of the Parliament on July 2. Since the government has already dissolved the HoR, the NA will only have a limited role to play.