Constitution Amendment Bill (second amendment)-2016 to be tabled in parliament today

KATHMANDU: The Constitution Amendment Bill (second amendment)-2016 is being tabled in the Legislature-Parliament today.

Minster for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Yagya Bahadur Thapa is scheduled to table the bill in a bid to bring on board the disgruntled Madhesh-centric political parties.

Prior to submitting the proposal, Minister Thapa will table the proposal for clause-wise discussion on the Bill. Thereafter, a proposal seeking amendment to Constitution Amendment Bill (second amendment)-2016 would be tabled.

The Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), a union of six Madesh-centric political parties formed recently, had been protesting some disputed issues in the new Constitution such as language, delineation of federal provinces and citizenship among others.

The ruling parties and opposition have been putting differing views concerning the Constitution amendment. The ruling parties, Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre and other fringe parties have been pressing for revision in the new national statute while the opposition CPN-UML and some others are against it linking it with issue of nation and nationality.