KATHMANDU, Dec 13: A joint meeting of eight political parties including the main opposition CPN-UML that are against the constitution amendment bill decided to continue the House obstruction and intensify their protests until the bill is withdrawn.
The meeting that took place at the Singha Durbar-based CPN-UML's Parliamentary Party office reached to this decision, according to UML Chief Whip Bhanubhakta Dhakal. Talking to media following the meeting, he said the meeting agreed to go with the House obstruction and other programs of protests until the bill is taken back.
We are ready to extend all possible support to the government for holding the election if it is ready to withdraw the amendment bill, he added.
The meeting, stating that not only the opposition parties but also leaders from the ruling parties are dissatisfied with the amendment bill, demanded the government pull it back from the Legislature-Parliament.
Following the meeting, Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman and former Deputy Prime Minister Chitra Bahadur KC termed the constitution amendment proposal tabled at the Parliament wrong and added there were no alternatives for the government than to withdrawing the bill.
He cautioned that the agitation would continue until the bill is withdrawn. "The people and the lawmakers from Province No 5 do not want constitution amendment, the government is creating a headache for nothing," KC shared.
KC further said that no matter how much the government persevered it did not have an option but to make correction after committing the mistake.
The meeting was attended by eight parties including CPN-UML, CPN (ML), Rastriya Janamorcha, Nepal Workers and Peasants' Party (NWPP), Nepal Parivar Dal, Nepa Party, Janamukti Loktantrik Party and Madhesi Samata Party. RSS