KATHMANDU, April 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has been postponed in order to concentrate on the filing of nominations of candidacy for the local elections scheduled for May 2.
"The meeting has been postponed to facilitate the travel of all the MPs to their respective districts to prepare for the May 14 elections. And deliberations on the constitution amendment proposal will be held only after May 4," he said.
Talking to reporters after postponement of the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament earlier today, he stressed that the May 14 elections would not be postponed at any cost. The Prime Minister also expressed the confidence that the Madhesh-centric political parties would take part in the election.
Likewise, in his brief remarks, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba said the May 14 election is now certain while senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel said the meeting of the parliament was postponed in order to forge a consensus on the constitution amendment bill.
CPN-UML Vice-chair Bhim Rawal said the UML was of the position that the election has to take place in a single phase, and that the government should recall the amendment proposal. RSS