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Rajendra Lingden resigns as lawmaker after govt prepares to extend the House term

File: Rajendra Lingden
File: Rajendra Lingden

Kathmandu, September 4

Rastriya Prajatantra Party chairperson Rajendra Lingden has resigned from the position of a House of Representatives member as the government prepares to extend the House term even after the announcement of the election date.

Speaking in the House meeting on Sunday, Lingden said he would not attend the House meeting anymore. He also asked the parliament secretariat to remove his name from the payroll.

Rajendra Lingden said the government’s preparation to extend the House term even after the elections is shameful, adding the parliament should have ceased to operate after the announcement of the election date.

As reported, the government is preparing to table a new bill in the parliament that will specify the term of the House of Representatives as five years from the first meeting of the House. If that comes into effect, the present lawmakers retain their positions until the first meeting of the House to be elected in the next elections.

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