Legal experts says to PM – “The President’s action is not in accordance with the Constitution”

After President Bidya Devi Bhandari did not certify the Citizenship Bill, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday called legal experts to Baluwatar for necessary consultation.

Prime Minister called legal experts to make further strategies to tackle the complications developed by the President’s move.

Prime Minister Deuba along with the top leaders of the alliance have consulted with the legal experts on the government’s next step.

Speaking to the media after the discussion with the Prime Minister, Advocate Padam Rokka said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari has violated the constitutional provisions.

He said that “Although the President has the power to return the bill to the Parliament for once but does not have the right not to certify the bill that has come for re-certification for the second time”. He informed that the legal experts suggested to the alliance that the President’s action is not in accordance with the Constitution.

Advocate Rokka also mentioned that the issue of the President’s action may go to the Supreme Court.


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