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KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Upendra Yadav has warned the government not to declare the election date before passing the constitution amendment bill tabled in the parliament.

“Instead of making efforts for collecting two-third majority vote for amending the bill, the government is calling us to fix the election date, which is questionable to government’s intentions.” he said in a meeting held among  Madheshi Morcha, Maoist centre and top leaders of Nepali congress at Baluwatar on Friday.

“Election without revision of constitution is inexcusable and unacceptable. We will not let it happen at any cost.” he added.

In the meeting, Former Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba urged amendment and election should be held simultaneously.

Chairman of  Sadbhawana Party Rajendra Mahato advised the discussion on election matters to be carried out after the proposed amendment bill is corrected, and then passed. He further warned “Our party will not accept if election date is fixed before passing of the bill.”