Province delineation issues should be postponed for three months: UML leader Nepal

Kathmandu, Dec 31: CPN (UML) leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the issues discussed in the delineation of provinces would take some time for the decision.

Receiving a memorandum submitted by the Reporters’ Club today, leader Nepal suggested that the delineation of provinces should be postponed for three months for new understanding.

He added that the issues should be resolved after garnering the suggestions of people by forming a high level political committee therefore it takes time.

Leader Nepal urged the agitating parties to be flexible in their demands as the constituencies could be determined on the basis of balance.

Similarly, leader Nepal said that the border blockade had badly affected the economic sectors and rising of anti-India sentiment was harmful to both countries.

He urged the Prime Minister to address the genuine problems and complaints. Likewise, former Prime Minister Nepal urged agitating parties to change the modality of protest as it has created hardship across the nation.

The former Prime Minister said that though the constitution was an inclusive document, flexibility was needed to lessen the psychological gap. Leader Nepal clarified that UML was not anti-Tarai as it has raised the voice of Tarai people time and again.

He informed that Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and UCPN (Maoist) have garnered the largest number of votes in the election in Tarai therefore their aspirations should be respected.