Tri-partite meeting: amendment proposal to move ahead
Kathmandu- The Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre) and the United Democratic Madhesi Front have decided to move ahead with the constitution amendment proposal registered at the Legislature-Parliament.
At a tripartite meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Baluwatar residence on Thursday, the parties agreed to forward the proposal at the meeting of the Legislature-parliament to be held on January 8. The decision was taken as per the agreement reached earlier to table the proposal and to announce the date for local elections, said DPM and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi.
Concluding that the Supreme Court decision has facilitated the forwarding of the constitution amendment process, the meeting however stressed that maximum efforts would be made to take the main opposition party CPN(UML) into confidence while tabling the amendment proposal before the parliament.
At the meeting, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ assured the Madhesi front of tabling the amendment proposal and doing so with the consent of the main opposition party.
He also called for active involvement of all political parties in ensuring that the proposal is passed with two-thirds majority.
DPM Nidhi said the Supreme Court verdict does not allow the UML to continue with house obstruction.
Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato said the Madhesi front would be registering another amendment proposal after the government tables its proposal. However, the front would support the government’s proposal too.
Also present at the meeting were senior NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel and senior leaders of the Madhesi front. RSS