CPN-UML Secretary Prithvi Subba Gurung has remarked that his party had defeated India five times earlier and the southern neighbour would be defeated for the sixth time by thwarting the passage of Constitution Amendment proposal registered at the parliament secretariat.
Talking to Post here in New Delhi, where he arrived to attend the central committee meeting of CPN-UML’s India-based non-resident Nepali association, Gurung said the Constitution Amendment proposal wouldn’t be endorsed under any circumstances. He said that India was defeated five times earlier, recounting five past incidents in which he claimed India had its hands.
Gurung said India was determined to thwart the announcement of new constitution in Nepal but CPN-UML defeated India for the first time by promulgating the statute. According the CPN-UML leader, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s position during his Nepal visit was to ensure that constitution should be broadly acceptable and all the political parties should take ownership.
“I was present during the meeting with Modi. In response, UML Chairman Oli said that we will try to incorporate all the political parties as far as possible otherwise the decision of the Constitution Assembly (CA) should be acceptable to everyone,” said leader Gurung.
The Kathmandu Post