Kathmandu, May 8
The government has decided to summon the new parliament session to begin on May 17.
A minister says the cabinet meeting held on Sunday made the decision. As per the constitution, the president would summon the new session of the federal parliament as recommended by the government.
The new session will be known as the budget session as the government has to table the new budget plan for the next fiscal year during this session. The constitution requires the government to table the new budget plan on May 29 whereas it also has to discuss the annual policy and programme before that.
The last federal parliament session was prorogued in March.