Kathmandu: Government has said that it decided to withdraw the Citizenship Bill as it aimed to forge a consensus unanimously on the citizenship-like sensitive issue.
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Dilendra Prasad Badu, said this while talking to media in brief in a session of the House of Representatives today.
As he said, the July 5 meeting of the Council of Ministers decided to take back the Bill. “The government’s understanding is that any decision based on majority-minority provisions over the citizenship-like sensitive issues would not be in the collective interests and more political discussions are necessary to deal with it unanimously,” he said.
According to him, decisions in regard with different aspects of the citizenship in the past failed to find the acceptance from all quarters.
Primarily there are some issues in regard with citizenship on the basis of marital status. “The issue is also connected with the civic rights and it should be dealt with unanimously and without any disputes at the top political level.”