CPN lawmaker Matrika Yadav has opposed the party's decision to grant naturalized citizenship seven years after marriage and urged for amendment of the Citizenship Act through national consensus.
Issuing a statement on Sunday Yadav, who hails from the plains bordering India that will be affected more by the provision, has urged his party to be free of what he called Mandale-nationalist thinking—the nationalism stoked by the palace during the party-less monarchy—and amend the Citizenship Act through national consensus considering the feeling of patriotism.
CPN on Saturday had proposed any foreign woman marrying a Nepali man should get naturalized citizenship only seven years after marriage.
Yadav has stated that there is no meaning and need of keeping the provision of granting naturalized citizenship only seven years after marriage.
The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal(RJP) have already opposed the CPN decision.
NC has proposed that the bill should be amended continuing the provisions of the Citizenship Act 2006 while RJP has said the decision will harm the Nepal-India relation.
Published Date: Sunday, Ashar 7, 2077, 18:18:00