Three parties agree on holding local elections: Deuba

Published On: December 15, 2016 04:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, Dec 15: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the three major political parties, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) were ready to hold local bodies' election by transforming the existing VDCs into local units.

While inaugurating the party organizational reforms and awareness campaign organized by the Chitwan district committee here today, leader Deuba shared that he had held discussions with UML chair KP Sharma Oli and Maoist Centre chair and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal about the issue and a consensus was forged among them for holding local election.

He added the three-tier election by January 2018 was essential to enforce the constitution otherwise the country will face the constitutional crisis.

Leader Deuba further added that national assembly and presidential elections would be held after completing local, provincial and federal elections in the country.

Former PM Deuba reiterated not to withdraw the constitution amendment bill registered in the parliament. Referring the constitution amendment bill, leader Deuba accused the main opposition CPN (UML) of provoking the people in the name of the amendment bill adding that it was forwarded as per the previous agreement forged between the then NC President Sushil Koirala and UML Chair Oli. RSS


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