Cabinet decides to amend constitution to include new map in emblem



22 May 2020, Kathmandu

 A Cabinet meeting has decided to make amendments to the Constitution of Nepal.

The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar on Friday decided to include the new revised map of Nepal in the coat of arms.

An amendment to the Constitution requires a two-third majority of the House. The meeting of the House of Representative is scheduled to resume on May 26.

The government had on Wednesday published Nepal’s updated map that included Lipu Lekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani.

With the inclusion of the territory in the map, Nepal’s territorial area has increased by 335 square kilometers.

The provision of Coat of Arms has been mentioned in Schedule 3 of the Constituoin of Nepal . The map of Nepal is in the middle which does not include Limpiyadhura encroached by India.

According to the provision, the Constitution can be amended by two thirds majority of the parliament. A parliament meeting to held on May 26 will endorse the decision.

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