KATHMANDU, April 26: CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli has said the party was not backing the revised constitution amendment bill as it evaluated it as against the interests of the nation.
In his address to a programme organised in commemoration of the 18th memorial day of former Prime Minister Manmohan Adhikari by the Manmohan Memorial Foundation today, he said the revised constitution amendment proposal presented by the government in the parliament was more 'anti-nationalist' than the previous one and was capable of having a long-term impact.
He went on to say that some political parties who got ready to amend the constitution just for addressing their 'particular' interest should address the sentiments of the opposition.
"The government has moved back from its earlier decision of holding the local-level election in a single-phase on May 14. The election of a second-round must be conducted before the budget speech," he asserted. The former Prime Minister highlighted on the role and contribution of the late Adhikari in the restoration of democracy in the country and of India's liberation struggle as well.
Foundation chair Bharat Mohan Adhikari shed light on the late Adhikari's contribution to the development of politics at home and in India.
Party senior leader Jhalanath Khanal, leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and General Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel among others laid wreaths on a statue of the late Adhikari. RSS