UML to continue agitation until the withdrawal of amendment bill
Kathmandu- A meeting of eight political parties including the major opposition CPN-UML has decided to intensify the agitation against government’s effort to amend constitution. The parties voicing against the amendment have reiterated that they would not let Parliament continue its business until the withdrawal of the amendment bill.
The meeting held at UML’s parliamentary party office, Singha Durbar, on Tuesday, was univocal on intensifying the protest programmes, informed UML Chief Whip Bhanubhakta Dhakal.
However, the parties were for extending any sort of help once the government rolled back the amendment bill, he said, adding that not only the opposition but also the leaders of the ruling parties were against the amendment.
Former deputy prime minister and Chairman of Rastriya Janamorcha, Chitra Bahadur KC, said the constitution amendment was ill-intended, so there was no option but to withdraw it.
According to him, the people and parliamentarians from province No 5 have not wanted to hive off some districts from their province. So, government was unnecessarily acting against their aspirations.
Leaders of the CPN-UML, Rastriya Janamorcha, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, Nepal Pariwar Dal, Nepa Party, Janamukti Loktantrik Party and Madhesi Samata Party attended the meeting. RSS