DPM urges UML to let parliament resume business

Published On: December 14, 2016 05:18 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi today urged main opposition CPN-UML not to obstruct parliamentary business.

He opposed the obstruction, arguing that the constitution amendment proposal registered in Parliament is well-intended. The UML and other opposition parties are strongly opposing to the proposal, resulting in the obstruction of parliamentary business for over the past two weeks.

DPM Nidhi was speaking at a program on 'analysis of Nepal's law in relation to citizenship', organized by the Forum for Women, Law and Development in the capital.

"The amendment proposal should be dealt with through the Parliament itself. It is good for the UML not to obstruct Parliamentary business," he said.

"The issue sounds patriotic when the UML was in the government. It becomes unpatriotic when the same issue is taken up by the government?" he questioned.

He, however, emphasized the need for seeking solution to this problem through consensus. He also viewed that those laws debarring Nepali citizens from acquiring citizenship certificates should be amended. RSS

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