CA meet put off till 10 am Tuesday, 57 Articles endorsedThe Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting on Monday endorsed 57 Articles of the Revised Bill of the Constitution of Nepal-2072. The meeting has been put off until 10 am on Tuesday.
The Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting on Monday endorsed 57 Articles of the Revised Bill of the Constitution of Nepal-2072. The meeting has been put off until 10 am on Tuesday.
At today's meet, the CA rejected the amendment proposal on Directive Principles, Policies and Responsibilities of the State registered by Chintra Bahadur KC and Kamal Thapa.
Demand for Hindu nation rejected by majority
The amendment proposal submitted by Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal’s to declare Nepal as a Hindu nation by scrapping secularism as mentioned in the revised draft has been rejected by a majority during the voting at Constituent Assembly today.
The amendment proposal was put to vote after the party Chairman Kamal Thapa refused to withdraw his proposal. CA Chairman put the proposal on vote and was rejected by a voice majority.
Two other lawmakers—Bhaskar Bhada and Kumar Khadka—had also registered amendment proposals for Hindu state.
Thapa also demanded for a split voting on his proposal but received the backing of only 21 lawmakers. According to CA rules, 61 members are required for a proposal to be put on split voting.
Cow retained as national animal
CA has retained cow as the national animal after majority turned down the demand of replacing cow by a rhino as a national animal.
CA members Chitra Bahadur KC, Shiva Lal Thapa, Yasoda Kumari Lama, among others, had registered an amendment proposal to replace cow by rhino as the national animal.
Similarly, the meeting passed the Article 10 of Part-2 of the Revised Bill of Constitution as two proposals tabled from some lawmakers seeking to amend the Article were rejected.
Likewise, an amendment proposal received in the provision of ‘citizenship based on decent and citizenship with sexual identity’ in the Article 12 was rejected with majority. No amendment proposal was received in Article 13. Likewise, Article 14 states the provision of granting Non-Resident Nepali Citizenship.