Government proposes to sort out demarcation disputes through commission


KATHMANDU, March 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, during his meeting with UDMF leaders and representatives of other political parties carrying the Madhes agenda at Singha Durbar today, proposed to endorse the constitution amendment bill before upcoming local-level election by leaving out the issue of demarcation and settle it by forming a commission.

“In the meeting, Prime Minister Dahal proposed us to immediately pass the issues of citizenship, language and representation in National Assembly incorporated in the bill and to deal with the demarcation issue after local poll by forming a commission,” said Mahantha Thakur, Chair of Tarai Madhesi Loktantrik Party, who was present in the meeting on behalf of UDMF.

The UDMF informed the Prime Minister that they would hold an internal meeting today to take a decision regarding his proposal, he added. Leader Thakur was of the view of addressing the demarcation issue while passing the amendment bill.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal co-chair Rajendra Shrestha, Tarai-Madhes Sadbhawana Party chair Mahendra Yadav were also present in the meeting. RSS