Change in provincial boundaries not demand of Nepalis: Oli
January 5, 2017 05:59 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 5: CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli has said the change in the boundaries of the provinces was not the demand of the Nepali people.
Attending an interaction program organized by Press Chautari Nepal on the eve of mass demonstration announced by nine parties in the opposition including the CPN-UML tomorrow, former Prime Minister Oli accused the government of bringing the proposal unilaterally. The nine parties are organizing a mass demonstration in protest over the constitution amendment proposal.
"The amendment proposal is not in the interests of the nation. It includes some sponsored demands which are capable of triggering problems in the country," he said, emphasizing on the need of holding elections of different tiers to enforce the constitution.
He went on to say that there was no comprise regarding the agenda of national unity and prestige, social justice, equity and basic norms and values of democracy, adding that communal and racial bigotry were not accepted in the modern Nepali society.
The party took the Supreme Court verdict regarding the constitution amendment bill as in favour of forming the provincial assembly before making any change in boundaries of provinces which had proved the party's stance and analysis regarding the bill right.
He reiterated the party's commitment not to allowing the House to pass the bill.
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