Information Minister asks NC, Madhes-centric parties to join govt

Tanahun, Dec. 29: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that cabinet expansion was both the necessity and compulsion of the hour.

During a cadres’ meet programme in Damauli today, Minister Rai urged the Nepali Congress and Madhesi Morcha to join the government saying that the fringe parties too played vital role in constitution promulgation.

He also said that the fringe political parties were brought on board the government for the successful implementation of the new constitution adding that implementation of the constitution was more important than constitution’s promulgation.

He said that the political parties have no option to come at a same position to participate in the nation building campaign.

Minister Rai said that the issue of states’ delineation could be settled in six months by forming a commission.

Likewise, Minister Rai said that the government was sensitive to the problems of the quake-hit people. “The process to dole out Rs 200,000 to the quake-hit for constructing their houses would begin soon,” he added.