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UML trying to create rift between hills and Tarai: Deuba

Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the main Opposition, the CPN-UML, of trying to create rift between the hill and Madhes communities.

“The government has registered a constitution amendment bill in parliament to establish peace in Tarai-Madhes. But the UML has been obstructing the House in protest of the bill. The UML is thus trying to create a rift between the hills and the Tarai,” said Deuba.

Speaking at a national gathering of Treasurers of NC in the capital on Friday, Deuba said that by obstructing the House, the UML was expressing its anger for having to quit government.

“Parties form and leave government in a democracy. It is a normal process. It is not appropriate to hold the House a hostage just because you (UML) have to leave the government,” he said.

Deuba also claimed that UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli had already given his nod to the kind of constitution amendment bill registered by the government. “But now he is obstructing the bill registered by the government because his party had to quit the government,” claimed Deuba.

23-12-2016, MyRepublica

Federal Alliance building up public support for agitation


The Federal Alliance Central Struggle Mobilization Main Committee is planning to create public opinion in support of what it called a decisive protest movement by organizing interaction program in all the 10 provinces including the non-geographical ones. In this connection, the Alliance is holding an extensive interaction in Kathmandu in a week's time.

A meeting of the Alliance presided over by the Alliance chairman Upendra Yadav today called for immediately forwarding the process in the Legislature-Parliament regarding the constitution amendment with revisions and as per the three-point agreement the Alliance signed with the government.

Terming the statement given by the CPN-UML in the name of protesting the constitution amendment bill as an act directed towards disturbing the racial and social tolerance in the country and dividing the nation, the Alliance meeting condemned this kind of 'regressive' activity.

In a press release it issued today, the Alliance has called for promptly stopping this activity of pushing the country towards regression by undermining important achievements as federalism, republic, secularism and participatory democracy. 

23-12-2016, MyRepublica


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