Govt committed on sorting out constitution amendment issues and holding election: PM Dahal

Posted 2017/03/17

Reporters' Club Nepal

KATHMANDU, March 17: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has held discussion with Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav today morning.

PM Dahal during the meeting urged Yadav to find consensus with the government so that constitution amendment issues could be sorted out before mid April.

The United Democratic Madhesi Front, alliance of Madhes-centric parties withdrew the support to the government and decided to start non-cooperative and defiance protest against the government on March 16.

“The constitution amendment bill will be endorsed and election will take place as well. The government is working on sorting out both the issue by reaching an understanding with Madhesi Front and the main opposition CPN-UML,” he told journalist Rishi Dhamala at his residence in Baluwatar today morning.

PM Dahal also said that he is forming a taskforce including the top leaders of Madhes-based party alliance to discuss on the issues of constitution amendment. “The taskforce will make a milestone decision and the country will have political consensus, co-operation and unity, trust me,” he added.

He also expressed his confidence that Madhes-based parties would take part in election after an understanding with them (UDMF) is established.

He furthered, “The government is committed to lead the country into the direction of constitution implementation and economic prosperity by resolving the issues of constitution amendment before mid April and accomplish all three-tier election before 2018 January 21.”

He also held discussion with ruling party Nepal Congress leader Krishna Sitaula to talk about the ways to obtain support from both the main opposition CPN-UML and UDMF.