KATHMANDU: The Federal Parliament is convening on Monday. President Ram Chandra Paudel has, on the recommendation of the government, summoned the meeting of the House of Representatives for Feb 5.
All necessary preparations for the winter session of the parliament have been completed, said Assistant Spokesperson of the Federal Parliament Secretariat, Dasharath Dhamala.
There are currently 24 bills in the federal parliament for the upcoming session. Among them 15 bills are being discussed in the respective parliamentary committees.
Assistant Spokesperson Dhamala said that the upcoming session of the parliament will also see pre-budget discussion.
Currently, there are 88 Nepali Congress members in the 275-member House of Representatives, 78 members of the CPN (UML), 32 members of the CPN (Maoist Center), 21 of the Rastriya Swatantra Party, 14 members of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, 12 of the Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal (JSP), 10 of the CPN (Unified Socialist), 6 MPs from the Janamat Party, four from the Loktantrik Samajbadi Party while four from the Nagarik Unmukti party are represented in the lower house.
Likewise, there is one MP each from Nepal Majdoor Kissan Party, Rastriya Janamorcha, Aam Janata Party and two independent MPs represented in the House of Representatives.
There is a constitutional provision that the House of Representatives will consist of 275 members, including 165 elected by the electoral system that is first elected from the constituencies established on the basis of geography and population, and 110 elected by the proportional election system.