TAMGHAS, Dec 21: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bimalendra Nidhi has urged the CPN (UML) not to lie to the people and spread illusion obstructing the parliament.
"By impeding the parliament proceedings, the UML has obstructed all the three processes, namely, the parliamentary, democratic and constitutional. This tendency of obstructionism is nothing more than betraying the country rather than protecting the national interests," he said while speaking in a condolence assembly here today.
The condolence meeting was organized on the 11th day of the demise of Gyan Bahadur KC, father of Chandra Bahadur KC, former president of the Nepali Congress Gulmi district committee.
DPM Nidhi, who is also the leader of the Nepali Congress, challenged the UML to give up obduracy and vote out the constitution amendment bill.
Stating that delineation of the province borders does not mean splitting the province, he said splitting the province and demarcation of province borders were different issues. He argued that the constitution amendment proposal was in the interest of the peoples of Gulmi, Arghakhanchi, Palpa, Rolpa, Rukum and Pyuthan districts as it empowered them rather than weakening.
"There is no meaning in joining the UML in the protests in fancy," he suggested to the cadres of his party, calling on them to follow the party's decision in this regard.
Defense Minister and party leader Bal Krishna Khand said the country is greater and important to us all and alleged the UML of pushing the country to a crisis-situation by politicizing the issue. He stated that the nationalism professed by the UML was hollow nationalism.
Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari among other leaders including central member Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Pushpa Bhusal stressed the need for all the parties to work together for implementation of the constitution.
Nepali Congress Gulmi district president Bhuwan Prasad Shrestha said the constitution amendment proposal was against the people's interests. RSS