Kathmandu, Nepal: The bill related to the formation of the state assemblies and the House of Representatives has been passed from the State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament on Monday without incorporating the provision to allow to contest the elections to those who were convicted of committing corruption.
The bill was passed after the lawmakers from the Nepali Congress withdrew the amendment proposal to the bill. As 19 lawmakers from the Nepali Congress registered the amendment proposal, the parliamentary committee had failed to reach on the consensus to passage the bill.
The amendment proposal was registered demanding that any person convicted of committing corruption should be allowed to contest the election after three years of the conviction, if that person wanted to contest any election. Most of the lawmakers particularly from the main opposition CPN UML had stated against of the proposal.
Though, the Article 176 of the Constitution of Nepal- 2015 has made provision for the formation of the State Assembly while Article 84 on the formation of the House of Representatives, the laws is not passed yet.
The government had already announced the date to hold the elections of the state assembly and the House of Representatives elections on November 26 and December 7, 2017. But, no necessary preparations are moved ahead due to the absence of the laws.
It is expected that the passage of the bill from the State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament would pave the way to passage the bill from the full house of the legislature parliament.