Local bodies’ election to be held in new set up: PM Dahal

Published On: December 17, 2016 || 2073 पौष 2 शनिबार , at 4:44 PM


Chitwan- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the local bodies’ election would be held only after developing a new set up.
In a press meet organized by the Press Centre, Chitwan here today, PM Dahal ruled out the possibility of holding local bodies’ election in existing local bodies’ set up.

He clarified that the government had a clear views on holding local election in new set up saying that the local bodies’ restructuring commission was preparing to submit its report for the same.

He further added that he held discussions with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (UML) chair KP Sharma Oli regarding to hold the elections but no consensus was forged to hold the election in the first phase either of local bodies or others.

pm-prachandaHe further shared leaders Deuba and Oli were opining to hold the local bodies’ election in existing set up but he was stressing on new set up.

In another context, Prime Minister Dahal added that the constitution amendment bill was registered in the parliament for the election purpose therefore it should be understood in the same line.

He further added that the government was working out to forge consensus on constitution amendment bill, impeachment motion and announcement of election date in a single package.

Referring to the UML’s opposition to the constitution amendment bill, PM Dahal expressed his confidence that those dissenting with the bill including the Madhesh-centric political parties, would also come on board.

As for the Bill, Dahal shared that it will be tabled in the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament on December 19 as, according to him, it was already enlisted in the agenda of the Speaker of the House.

Responding to the query of the journalists about ruling parties’ leaders partaking in protest against the Bill, Dahal clarified that no leaders or cadres would conduct any activities beyond Party’s official decisions.
Dismissing the claim that his lifestyle did not quite match with property details furnished by him recently, the PM insisted that the details have bearing on the reality.

Furthermore, he asserted that the 10 kathha of ancestral land at Bhimsennagar at Shivanagar in Chitwan he had inherited was sold long ago and paid to his Party as a levy.

According to the property details recently furnished by PM Dahal, he mentions a kattha of land and three tola of gold as his property, that’s again mentioned in the name of his spouse.

On the occasion, PM Dahal pledged the Chitwan folks that he will revisit Chitwan with a specific development package. RSS