KATHMANDU — The Lower House has endorsed the House of Representatives Regulations, 2075 BS with majority votes on Friday. A meeting of the House of Representatives held Friday afternoon endorsed the Regulations with majority votes.
The draft proposal for House of Representatives Regulations was tabled by Chairperson of Regulations Draft Committee, Krishna Bhakta Pokharel.
The Regulations have been developed to regulate and manage the operations of the House. According to the new regulations, any lawmakers arrested on criminal charge will not be suspended and lawmakers arrested on the criminal charge will remain the Member of Parliament.
Lawmakers taking part in discussions on the draft proposal suggested the endorsement of Regulations through a consensus. A total of 15 lawmakers registered six draft amendment proposals. Lamakers Durga Poudel, Yashoda Gurung Subedi, Purna Kumari Subedi, Nara Bahadur Dhami and Minendra Prasad Rijal participated in discussions.
Janamorcha lawmaker Durga Paudel and Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmaker Prem Suwal had voted in favour of suspension of lawmakers.
Committee Chair Pokharel ruled out any further discussion on the matter of suspension of lawmakers charged with criminal offense, as there already is a provision in place that such lawmakers will face discontinuation of facilities and perks entitled to them.Follow @gorkhapost
Maha Astami being observed today
KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.
On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.
People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.
Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.
On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.Follow @gorkhapost