September 18: The House of Representatives (HoR), which witnessed several ups and downs along with dissolution twice, completed its five year-long tenure on Saturday.
The HoR was dissolved in December 2020 and in May 2021 but was reinstated both the times by the Supreme Court's verdict.
In the last meeting of this HoR on Saturday, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota said that the history will obviously recall the efforts taken for the complete tenure of the HoR. "Dissolution of the HoR for two times and its restoration is perhaps the first of its incident in the world's parliamentary history. I am confident that this HoR that existed for its full term will be an exemplary model for the future," Speaker Sapkota added.
The historic unity among the parties in the HoR of the Federal Parliament in regard to issuing the political map of Nepal including Limiyadhura, Lipulek and Kalapani would be remembered for once and always.
Participations and addresses by Nepal's parliamentarians in different international forums on behalf of Nepal have helped increase visibility of the HoR as well as the visits happened from different countries and meetings and interaction events have helped in the exchanges of good parliamentary practices.
Recently, the visit from the Standing Committee Chairman of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, Li Zhanshu, also marked a milestone for the inter-parliamentary cooperation between Nepal's HoR and China's NPC.
Likewise, the roles played by parliamentary committees during this tenure are also remarkable, for which, Speaker Sapkota expressed his gratitude for the roles of the lawmakers for their presence, active participation and consultations.
The HoR has also reaffirmed that higher level of understanding and cooperation of the political parties is imperative for the success of the parliament.
On the occasion, Speaker Sapkota expressed the hope that the HoR members will make contributions from their side for the successful completion of the HoR election slated for November 20.
Meanwhile, the 11th session of the HoR that continued for 124 days passed 16 bills altogether from among 42 bills received from previous sessions of the HoR.
According to the Federal Parliament Secretariat, seven bills are under consideration in different parliamentary committees and seven others are tabled in the meeting. -- RSS