PM Deuba calls for support in amending new constitution


KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has appealed all the parties representing in the legislature-parliament to support the constitution amendment bill tabled in the parliament.

The under-consideration amendment bill was tabled at the Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Yagya Bahadur Thapa had presented the bill seeking clause-wise discussion on it.

Prime Minister Deuba at an all party meeting also shared about the efforts that the government is making in the rescue and relief of the flood survivors, and called for coordinated support of all parties to that end.

The all-party meeting was focused on the constitution amendment bill, post-disaster rescue and relief measures and holding the provincial and federal elections together, according to CPN-MC leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha.

Rastriya Janamorcha Chair Chitra Bahadur KC said his party put forth the view in the meeting that constitution amendment was not the need of the hour.

The Rastriya Janata Party however called for immediate endorsement of the constitution amendment bill to pave the environment for them to take part in the election.

Talking to media persons following the meeting, Coordinator of the RJPN Presidium Mahantha Thakur said his party was hoping for a positive result in the amendment proposal registered in the parliament.

“We are not against elections, but we want to take part in it after building an atmosphere conducive it,” Thakur said.

Next meeting of the Legislature-Parliament shall take place at 1.00 pm on August 20. RSS