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Consultation with political parties to reach consensus on citizenship bill


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2022 Jun 05, 18:33, Kathmandu
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Stakeholders have discussed about the amendment of Nepal Citizenship Act 2006 under consideration in the Federal Parliament on the initiative of Home Minister Bal Krishna Khan. Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Uma Regmi, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Govinda Prasad Sharma (Koirala), MP Pushpa Bhusal, Attorney General Khamma Bahadur Khati and Home Secretary Teknarayan Pandey were present at the discussion.

 Home Ministry Spokesperson Phanindra Mani Pokharel informed that the issue of presenting the Citizenship Bill in the ongoing session of the House of Representatives was discussed after reaching an agreement between the parties. No agreement has been reached on issues including citizenship bill. The government is preparing to introduce the Citizenship Bill in the same session of the House of Representatives.

 Earlier, Law Minister Sharma and Home Minister Khan had met CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Janata Samajwadi Party Chairman Upendra Yadav to seek consensus on the Citizenship Bill. Home Minister Khan has repeatedly held discussions with the chief whips of all parties.

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