Kathmandu, February 2

The Parliament passed a bill relating to civic polls today. The House has already passed other election related bills crucial for holding civic polls, including bills relating to the powers, functions and duties of the Election Commission, election offence and punishment bill and electoral rolls bill.

The Legislative-Parliament now needs to pass a bill relating to political parties.

Earlier, several lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties drew the government’s attention to contemporary issues.

During the special hour, Nepali Congress lawmaker Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said the Saptakoshi River had been inundating and eroding some areas of Sunsari district every year and the government needed to control the river.

UML lawmaker Keshav Prasad Badal said the government needed to carry out exploration campaign in Nawalparasi and Dailekh district where deposits of iron and petroleum products were found, respectively.

CPN-Maoist Centre lawmaker Prabhu Sah said passage of revised constitution amendment bill would alone help end political transition in the country.

Chair of Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party-Nepal Mahendra Prasad Yadav said elections could not be held without amending the constitution.

He urged the House to pass a revised constitution amendment bill.

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