Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has challenged the main opposition CPN-UML to defeat the constitution amendment bill in Parliament rather than obstructing House business.
Stating that the UML can defeat the bill in Parliament by ensuring it has required numbers, PM Dahal said he would readily accept if the bill fails through due parliamentary process.
The amendment bill was registered as per the three-point agreement the Maoist Centre, the Nepali Congress and the agitating Madhes-based parties had reached prior to formation of this government, said Dahal.
“The amendment bill was registered because the agitating parties were not happy with an earlier amendment to the constitution. Introducing another amendment proposal was necessary because all sections of the society from the Tarai, Hills and mountains must be brought on board for broader acceptability of the charter,” said PM Dahal while interacting with journalists at a programme organised by Press Centre Kaski on Friday.
“The amendment bill does not contain anything that goes against country and sentiments of Nepalis,” PM Dahal said.
Lal Prasad Sharma
17-12-2016, The Kathmandu Post