Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday asked four questions to the agitating Madhes-based political parties with regard to ending the ongoing political deadlock and urged them to come up with clear answers. The prime minister at a meeting with the leaders of the Madhes-based parties on Monday asked them what would be their reaction if the government made preparations for election and announced election date after completing the process for constitution amendment.
Likewise, Dahal asked the Madhes-based parties if they would participate in the elections even if the parliament rejected the amendment bill. The prime minister also asked them whether or not the agitating parties would be ready for local polls if some reasonable changes are made to the report of the local level restructuring commission in line with their demands.
Similarly, the prime minister informed the Madhes-based leaders that the ruling coalition is ready to address their demand for making further changes to the amendment bill only on the issues of language of official business and removing village council chairperson, vice chairperson, municipality mayor and deputy-mayor from the Electoral College, which elects members of the National Assembly.
However, Madhes-based leaders at the meeting, which saw heated exchanges, insisted that the prime minister must ensure passage of the amendment bill before declaring the election date.