Government tables constitution amendment bill at House of RepresentativesThe bill seeks to amend Schedule 3 of the constitution to update Nepal’s political map in the national emblem.
Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe on Sunday tabled the constitution amendment (second amendment) bill at the House of Representatives today.
Tumbahangphe’s proposal seeking approval to table the amendment bill was endorsed unanimously.
The government had registered the bill at the Parliament on May 22, seeking to amend Schedule 3 of the constitution to update Nepal’s political map in the national emblem.
“An amendment bill is necessary to change the country’s map in the country’s Coat of Arms which is defined in Schedule 3 of the constitution,” Tumbahangphe told the House.
Though the bill was listed for tabling at the Wednesday’s House meeting, it was later withdrawn.
While the ruling Nepal Communist Party said it was withdrawn because the Nepali Congress sought more time, the Congress party had blamed the government for suddenly withdrawing it after it was already listed for the tabling.
The government on Sunday tabled the bill after the Congress Central Working Committee on Saturday asked all the lawmakers to vote in favour of the amendment bill.