Lawmakers speaking in the discussion over the bill on amendment of the constitution hailed government’s effort to bring revised map, arguing it would, help build Nepal’s strong position on international border.
In the HoR discussion on the proposal seeking consideration on ‘Constitution of Nepal (2nd amendment) Bill, 2077’ presented by Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Shivamaya Tumbahangphe, Nepali Congress lawmaker Pradip Giri said Nepal’s territory needs to be retrieved with adequate homework.
Same party lawmaker Dilendra Prasad Badu said the discussion on the bill is a historic initiative for the nation. It is historic because it is the step to bring back Nepali land as mentioned by the Sugauli Treaty, he argued.
NCP lawmakers Mahesh Basnet and Gokul Banskota hailed the government for its efforts to bring back the encroached land.
Nepali Congress lawmaker Dilendra Prasad Badu said that the step was historical. Similarly, NC lawmaker Bhimsen Das Pradhan argued that the Prime Minister Oli was getting chance to return the encroached land back and it was a test of his nationalism.
NCP lawmaker Bhumi Tripathi opined that the step would be strong proof for talks with India. Likewise, Lal Babu Pundit opined to internationalize the issue if India denies sitting for a dialogue.
NCP lawmakers Bimala BK, Bishal Bhattarai, Man Kumari JC, Rajendra Gautam, Som Pandey, Ram Kumari Jhakri, Ganesh Thagunna, Jhapat Rawal also seconded Pundit’s view.
Lawmakers Methmani Chaudhary, Juli Kumari Mahato, Ghanashyam Khatiwada, Rekha Kumari Jha, Lila Nath Shrestha, Mohan Baniya, Sher Bahadur Tamang, Nar Bahadur Dhami, Maheshwar Jang Gahatraj, Tek Bahadur Basnet, Dr Deepak Bhatta, Nira Devi Jairu, Pabitra Kumari Niraula, Sujita Shakya, Narayan Prasad Marasaini among others had taken part in the deliberations.
Source: National News Agency Nepal