'CPN (UML) impediment to constitution amendment'

Published On: July 8, 2017 06:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 8: Nepali Congress (NC) central member Mahendra Yadav has accused the main opposition CPN (UML) of widening conflict in the country by not allowing amendment to the constitution. 

At an interaction program on Saurday, he said UML would be tainted in the history if it continuously remains apathetic to the campaign of making the constitution a well-accepted national charter by impeding the constitution amendment. 

Two political forces, NC and CPN (Maoist Centre), are putting their efforts to ensure bye-in and ownership of the Madhesi people to the constitution, he said, claiming that the Prime Minister would be successful in this mission. 

CPN (MC) central member Mahendra Bahadur Shahi said the UML was constraining the constitution amendment and provincial and parliamentary elections and the country was being taken hostage with UML's obstinacy. 

He also said it was the responsibility of all political parties including main opposition to institutionalize the constitution. 

However, CPN-UML Province-2 coordinator Satya Narayan Mandal said that their party was never a constraint to resolve the problems of Madhesi people while accusing the government of not enabling environment in the parliament for endorsing the amendment proposal. 

Also speaking on the occasion, Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) leader Mahendra Roy Yadav asserted that his party had not given up its earlier demand for federating the country into 14 provinces and naming them on the basis of identity as per the high-level commission to determine provincial boundary. 

He added that their main demand still was amendment to the constitution and the RJP would not take part in the third phase of polls until their three point demands – addition to the number of local levels, withdrawal of fraudulent cases registered against their cadres and declaring those killed as martyrs. 

Yadav noted that they had served a weeklong ultimatum ot the government to address these demands. RSS 

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