Constitution Amendment not likely before election: Top Bahadur Rayamajhi

Posted 2017/03/16

Top Bahadur Rayamajhi

March 16: CPN-Maoist center lawmaker Top Bahadur Rayamajhi cleared that not only the issues of demarcation but also the constitution amendment was not likely in the current situation given that Madhesi Front has withdrawn support to the government.

“Alliance of agitating Madhes parties by withdrawing their support to the government has now handed the key of constitution amendment. It is not likely before the election,” he commented metaphorically speaking during an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal today.

The government yesterday decided to sort out the issues of province demarcation after local level election while proposing to forward discussion on citizenship, language and representation in National Assembly incorporated in the bill.

While, The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) today officially handed over the letter of withdrawal of their support to government to Speaker Onsari today deciding to start the policy of non-cooperative and defiance protest against the government.

Rayamajhi also stated that it was the political leaders’ constitutional compulsion to hold all three-tier election before 2018 January 21 as the country had already been pushed toward the direction of election.

“If this election fails, then there is left no meaning of political leaders in this country,” he added.

Also, speaking during the program State Minister of Home Affairs Indra Baniya argued that as the administrative bodies of the country had already been structured according to the new federal set up envisioned by the new constitution, there was no doubt the election would take place.

Minister Baniya also said that government was all prepared and would guarantee free, fair and fearless election.