Constitution Amendment Bill fails to get through House

  August 21, 2017 By: INSEC

The much-awaited Constitution Amendment Bill (second amendment) failed to get through the Legislature-Parliament on Monday, after falling short of 48 votes.  In the 592-member House, 395 votes are required to pass the amendment bill quoting RSS.

During the voting in the Parliament on Monday evening, 347 lawmakers voted in favour of the bill while 206 lawmakers voted against it. Of the total 592 lawmakers, 553 lawmakers were present during the voting.

CPN (ML) boycotted the voting, sources confirmed.

The voting process commenced after the 50 proposals to amend the bill registered by various political parties were rejected by a majority.

Earlier, a total of 54 lawmakers took part in the deliberations of the bill that was advanced to address demands put forth by the agitating Madhes-centric parties. The bill tabled for House began clause-wise discussions on August 16.

The main opposition CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party had already decided to vote against the bill.

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