Lawmakers call for political consensus in constitution amendment

Published On: November 29, 2016 05:25 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Lawmakers have suggested the government to seek political consensus in constitution amendment. 

In today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, they demanded the government to table the constitution amendment bill at the Parliament soon, saying the new constitution would be acceptable to all if it was amended through consensus. 

On the occasion, Jitendra Narayan Dev of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal demanded the government to bring the amendment proposal first. 

Stressing that the government should not make any delay in bringing the amendment proposal, he argued that the amendment to the constitution would give political stability. 

Similarly, Dr Dimple Kumari Jha raised question why the government has been making delay in bringing the amendment proposal, demanding the government to bring the amendment proposal as per the aspiration of the Madhesi people. 

Likewise, Dilanath Giri of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party complained that the government has not informed his party about the constitution amendment proposal while Prem Suwal of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party said it was not necessary to amend the constitution for its implementation. 

Gyanendra Bahadur Karki of the Nepali Congress and Sherdhan Rai of the CPN (UML) demanded to provide relief to the victims of Bhojpur bazaar fire that took place on November 20. 

Karki also demanded the government to provide concessional loan and relief to the victims immediately. Property worth around Rs 100 million was gutted by the fire. 

Similarly, lawmakers-- Goma Kunwar, Prem Bahadur Singh and Lalitjung Shahi said it was sheer negligence of the government for not being able to so far arrest the thieves who had stolen idols from Jumla-based Chandannath Temple on November 27. 

They also demanded that a high-level probe committee should be formed to carry out investigation and to arrest the thieves. RSS 


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