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Voting on amendment bill to begin today

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KATHMANDU —

Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang has said that voting on the amendment proposals received in the Revised Bill of Constitution of Nepal, 2072 might start today.

CA Chairman Nembang, in a talk program of Radio Nepal at the this morning, said that the voting procedure scheduled for Friday and Saturday was put off at the request of major political parties and added that the procedure would continue ahead from the second meeting of the CA this afternoon.

President of the Constitution Drafting Committee Krishna Prasad Sitaula would answer the concerns in regard to the draft constitution after the deliberations of the top leaders, according to Nembang.
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The top leaders of the major political parties are scheduled to address the CA meeting today that would start at 11:30 am. The CA meeting would be postponed for some time after the speeches of the top leaders and then process would begin, Nembang added.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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