PM insists on political unity to ensure elections

Published On: October 31, 2016 12:41 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

LALITPUR, Oct 31: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has spoken of the essentiality of taking the country towards the election phase after amending the constitution. 

Addressing a cultural rally organised by the Nhuda (New Year) Celebration Committee here today on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat 1137, the Prime Minister said there was no alternative before us than going for the elections after amending the country's main law. He insisted on unity among the political parties for the same. 

"Political parties here who got united to promulgate the constitution should once again work with such integrity to enforce the constitution. The genuine demands of the Madhes, Tharus and indigenous communities regarding the constitution should be addressed through amendment", the PM asserted. He went on saying that political parties are nearing consensus to bring the constitution amendment proposal. 

Taking the country towards the path of economic progress by maintaining unity among the people of mountain, hill and the Terai regions is the need of the hour, the Prime Minister said. 

The Nepal Sambat is not only the calendar of the Newar Community, but it is the national calendar of the entire Nepali people. He was of the view of adjusting this calendar with the international calendar, AD. 

On the occasion, Committee Chair Motilal Silpakar called on the government to recognise the Nepal Sambat as the national calendar. RSS 

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