KATHMANDU: The second session of the Federal Parliament — House of Representatives and National Assembly — will be prorogued from this midnight. During this session, 16 bills relating to the implementation of fundamental rights were passed.
The first meeting of this session took place on May 6. The session continued for 135 days, the Parliament Secretariat stated, adding that as many as 79 meetings were held in 69 days. Even the joint meetings of the HoR and National Assembly were held.
The first meeting of the National Assembly was held on May 6. The NA met 61 times in 52 days since then.
Among the eight bills generated at the NA in this session, five including the bills related to children and protection of victims and the Bill on Environmental Conservation (first amendment) were okayed by the president.
In the concluding meetings, NA Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina and HoR Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara read out the letter sent by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on proroguing the second session.
However, the much-awaited National Medical Education Bill was not presented in the Parliament. The government had assured anti-corruption crusader Dr Govinda KC that the bill would be passed in this very session of the Parliament.
Dr KC had threatened to go on hunger strike again if the bill was not presented during the second session.