KATHMANDU, March 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa has clarified that his party will not support the constitution amendment bill in the present status.
DPM Thapa warned that his party will step back from the government and will vote against the constitution amendment bill if it is presented in the parliament for the endorsement.
He stated that there is no doubt that all the ministers from his party will resign en masse and will vote against the bill.
DPM Thpa, who is also the chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), reiterated that his party still backs the previous decision that was made on the issue of the constitution amendment bill.
“Our decision will not change though I am in the cabinet”, said DPM Thapa, adding that the Legislature-Parliament should not endorse the constitution amendment bill.
He claimed that he has already started dialogue and talks with various forces from the first day of his tenure as the minister to fulfill the demand of the Madhesh-centric parties.
He stressed on the confidentiality of the dialogue citing that the unnecessary publicity would interrupt and foil the progress of the talks.
He asserted that his party is in the government to assure the local election.
In another note, DPM Thapa referring to his party's leader Prakash Chandra Lohani's decision of quitting the party, termed it a suicidal decision on Lohani's part and added that the dissatisfactions could be resolved within the party.
He further said that Lohani's decision will have no effect on the party.