National Assembly meeting

Advised for downsizing numbers of HoR, PA members


National Assembly (NA) member Khimlal Devkota

Kathmandu, April 26: National Assembly (NA) member Khimlal Devkota has demanded a revision in the numbers of House of Representatives (HoR) members and the Province Assembly (PA). 

Speaking in the zero hours of today's meeting of the NA, he stressed the need for corrections in the governance system and party leadership. 

"We should have a provision that states a person can become Prime Minister only for their two terms, a parliamentarian or minister for three terms, and a person to lead a party for not more than two terms. Proportional representation system should be removed by bringing it under the direct election system," he said. 

The size of the HoR members should be reduced to 165 from the existing 275, and that of the Province Assembly to 330 from the existing 550, he advised. He also called for an end to the appointment at courts, constitutional bodies, and universities on the basis of power-sharing, and appointment of party members in public organisations. Appointments in such organisations should follow the set rules, he stressed. 

He further demanded the government should immediately create a mechanism to hear and resolve problems of citizens. (RSS)

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