House of Representative(HoR) has passed citizenship bill that was sent back by President Bidya Devi Bhandari for reconsideration.
After hours long deliberation today, the bill was passed from majority from a vote count. Out of 195 MPs present in HoR meeting today, 135 voted in favor of bill while 60 voted against passing the bill. The bill was sent back for consideration last Sunday by president Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota announced that the Citizenship Bill was passed by a majority after the vote. The vote was held after chief whip of the parliamentary party of the main opposition party CPN (UML), Bishal Bhattarai, demanded a division of votes in the House of Representatives on the Citizenship Bill.
It may be noted that the House of Representatives had passed the bill also with a majority on August 1 and submitted it to the President for certification.