Statute row should be resolved before 2nd phase local polls: PM Dahal

Published On: June 6, 2017 04:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 6: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that it would be wise to strike a deal on the constitutional differences before the second phase of local level elections.

Speaking in the parliament, PM Dahal said that he played crucial a role in maintaining social harmony in the country, giving continuity to national pride projects and improving ties with the two neighboring countries during his ten-month long stint.

Dahal said that he resigned with a sigh of relief that he accomplished most of the goals set before becoming the 40th prime minister.

He also claimed that due to his party's initiation, federal democratic republican constitution was promulgated through the Constituent Assembly.

“I have played a great role for national unity, for making the people realize the ownership of constitution, and holding local level elections of provincial and federal parliament,” said Dahal.

It would be wise to sort out constitutional differences before the second phase of local elections, said Dahal.

Answering the question put up by Oli regarding his sudden resignation, Dahal said he tendered his resignation in accordance with the deal reached with the NC, not due to pressure from Deuba. 

Dahal said that the tearing up ballot papers in Bharatpur Metropolitan City was wrong and unfortunate. However, he said it would undemocratic to intervene in the task being  carried out by Election Commission on the incidedent related to tearing up ballot papers as it is independent  constituional body. "The report has been submitted. We should allow it to work independently." 


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