National Assembly winter session to commence Friday afternoon

KATHMANDU: The winter session of the National Assembly has been scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Parliament building in New Baneshwor.

The meeting will commence at 4:00 pm.

The NA session is being conducted for the first time after the Oli government dissolved the House of Representatives on December 22.

Constitution of Nepal has provisioned 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.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had called the session pursuant to Article 93(1) of the constitution on December 26 following the cabinet's recommendation.

There are a total of 59 members -- 50 nominated by Nepal Communist Party (NCP), six by Nepali Congress and three from Janata Samajbadi Party -- in the upper house.

NCP leader Bamdev Gautam was the latest member to be inducted in the NA.