Mahato wrong about constitutional provision on altering provincial borders

Sujit Mainali / May 12, 2017

Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leader Rajendra Mahato in an interview aired on Himalaya TV on April 24 said the following:

“[Current constitution states that] approval of all provincial assemblies is needed for altering the boundary of any province.”

But the constitution does not say that. Clause 5 and 7 of Article 274 of the constitution state that an amendment bill meant for altering the boundary of a province(s) should be endorsed by simple majority of the provincial assemblies concerned.

Therefore Mahato’s statement is wrong.

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