Nidhi accuses Oli of imposing blockade on Constitution amendment

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader Bimalendra Nidhi on Friday accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of ‘imposing a blockade’ by halting discussions on the Constitution Amendment Bill registered at the Parliament.

Speaking at an interaction at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital today, the lawmaker even claimed that Oli’s blockade was more dangerous than that of India and Madhesi parties.

The leader said, “Declared or not, any blockade is not good for the nation.”

The former minister was of the view that if the Constitution was amended as per the proposal registered by the NC-led government, most of the problems the nation is currently facing today would not surface.

He further informed that the party’s lawmakers would pile pressure on the government to endorse the Bill at the earliest as it would be imperative for a successful reconstruction campaign in the aftermath of April 25 earthquake.

The party could even obstruct the House proceedings, according to Nidhi.

Likewise, local committees of the party would also pile pressures for the Act, he added.

Meanwhile, Nidhi maintained that the party is open for all options of demarcation.