Minister Mahat calls on UML to end House obstruction

Published On: December 16, 2016 06:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

PARSA, Dec 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said the country should not be taken a hostage of indecisions by continuing obstruction in the House. 

Speaking at a press meet organized by the Nepal Press Union, Parsa Chapter in Birgunj today, the Foreign Minister insisted on more dialogues and talks among the political parties to find an outlet to the political deadlock in the country. He called on the main opposition and second largest party CPN (UML) to end the House obstruction and seek a way out to the existing political imbroglio through talks. 

Trend of political parties' focusing on short-term interests has pushed the country towards difficulty, he claimed, urging political parties to think about attaining sustainable economic development and play a role from their respective positions accordingly.

He was of the view that the UML and other political parties should cease protesting over the constitution amendment bill and focus themselves on creating atmosphere conducive for the constitution enforcement. 

Underlining the need of holding the local poll as sooner a possible no matter in the existing structure, he said the timely elections of all three tiers were essential. Criteria set by the Local Body Restructuring Commission itself stirred controversy to the wider level. Holding of local election in time would ease the constitution enforcement process. 

In his response to a journalists' query, the Foreign Minister said efforts were undertaken by his Ministry to reconstruct infrastructure along the Gandak Canal as per the agreement.

There was an agreement of providing 40,000 cusec water to Nepal from the canal. But contrary to this, only 25,000 cusecs waters is being supplied to Nepali territory. "There is a ministerial- level agreement on supplying water to Nepal as per the previous agreement." RSS


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