Govt to address RJPN demands except constitution amendment in three days


KATHMANDU, JULY 19: The ruling parties have pledged the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to address all of the latter’s concerns except the constitution amendment within the next three days.

The agreement was made during a meeting between the ruling parties Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) and RJPN held at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Wednesday.

RJPN, saying that it is ready to participate in the upcoming elections, had taken stand that the government addresses their demands first or it could not think of participating in the election in the status-quo.

The ruling side had informed the RJPN that discussions on constitution amendment proposal would be continued although the situation is not promising that the constitution amendment proposal would be passed for lack of the required two third majority support.

Meanwhile, Prime Miister Sher Bahadur Deuba has pledged to fulfill their demands within the next three days.

“Deuba has promised us to drop cases filed against RJPN cadres, compensate those injured in the Madhes movement and give martyrdom status to those killed during protest through a cabinet meeting,” said coordinator of RJPN presidium Mahantha Thakur told Reporters’ Club Nepal.

RJPN has also been assured that the amendment process will be moved ahead after that.

Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, RJP Nepal chairman Thakur , among other leaders were present in the meeting.