Constitution amendment bill will not be withdrawn: DPM Nidhi
December 30, 2016 04:08 PM NPT
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi. (Republica file photo)
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Reiterating his previous stance, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi has said that the government will not withdraw the constitution amendment bill.
Talking to journalists in Abukhaireni in Gorkha Friday afternoon, Minister Nidhi
said so at a time when the main opposition party CPN-UML is piling pressure on the government to withdraw the constitution bill.
“The UML stance on the constitution amendment bill is against the democracy, parliamentary system and constitutional norms. I would like to urge CPN-UML to back down from its stance,” said Nidhi.
Meanwhile, he stressed on the need to hold all the three polls – local, provincial and federal –by December 17, 2017, saying that the polls could not be conducted in hilly and mountainous regions due to severe cold.