Sessions of both the Upper and Lower House of the federal Parliament are all set to begin at 4:00 pm today at the Parliament Building in New Baneshwore, Kathmandu.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari had summoned the session of the House according to article 93(1) of the Constitution on the recommendation of the government. Today’s meetings will nominate some lawmakers to chair the session in both the Houses.
According to Parliament Secretariat, Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand will present the ordinance on Political Party (second amendment) along with 13 separate ordinances on oath, railway, medicine, COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee, social security, among others in the House for approval.
Before the endorsement of the ordinances, lawmakers will present their proposal for the rejection of these ordinances. Lawmaker Prem Suwal has filed differences on almost all 13 ordinances except for the one related to COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee.
Dashrath Dhamal, spokesperson for the Parliament Secretariat, said that complaint lodging lawmakers will get time to table their rejection proposal on the ordinances first and then concerned Cabinet minister will ask for the endorsement of the ordinance.
The House of Representative was prorogued on August 16.
Meanwhile, the much-contested Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement is also likely to be tabled in the House. However, neither the government nor the Parliament Secretariat have con-firmed the same.
Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba reportedly said in yesterday’s parliamentary party meeting that Nepal had signed the MCC agreement after following several steps and taking part in the competitive process.
“The processes for signing the agreement had moved ahead in the past when more than one coalition governments ruled the country. MCC agreement was not signed all of sudden but after completing multiple processes after a long time,” Prime Minister Deuba has been quoted as saying.