RPP decides to vote against the constitution amendment bill


KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided to vote against the tabled constitution amendment bill.

The party during a party’s central working committee meeting in Hetuda, on Sunday, decided not to vote in favor of the amendment bill stating that the ruling coalition was responsible for the party’s split. RPP has accused the government of failing to forward the amendment proposal about the reinstatement of Hindu State into discussion.

RPP has also concluded that the amendment bill could not address the genuine demands of Madhesi people. The party also concluded that RPP joining the government had done great mistake.

The government is preparing to put to bill to vote at the parliament on Monday. With RPP pulling back and deciding to vote against the bill, constitution amendment is not likely.