We won't accept any amendment brought forcibly: Thakur

Published On: November 28, 2016 11:45 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 28: Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) Chairman Mahantha Thakur has said his party will not accept any 'forcible' amendment to the constitution.
Thakur, a key leader of the United Democratic Madhesi Front, said his party and the United Democratic Madhesi Front have not been informed about the amendment proposal so far so they will not accept the amendment.
"We have not yet received any information about the amendment proposal and we don't know if the proposal is being discussed among the ruling partners," said Thakur. 

Expressing his serious reservations over tendency of sidelining the Front while taking important decisions, Thakur warned of revolt if the parties continued with the same tendency.

"If they come up with carrot and stick approach this time also then we will reject their proposal. Further, it will invite serious revolt in the country," said Thakur. 

He claimed that the constitution amendment proposal would be endorsed even without the support of the main opposition CPN-UML. 

Thakur demanded creation of two provinces in the Madhes. On allowing naturalized citizens to hold top position, Thakur said the issue has been "over-politicized". 

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