Prachanda to discuss with PM Deuba about Saptakoshi high dam scheme


‘Constitution amendment issue irrelevant for time being’

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that he will discuss with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba about the issue in connection with the construction of high dam in Koshi River that was included in the joint press meet in India during PM Deuba’s trip.

Talking to media persons in Biratnagar on Monday, Chair Dahal said that the issue need not be included in the joint press meet. He added, “I will discuss with the prime minister in this connection.”

In his five-day state visit to India, PM Dueba and his counterpart Narendra Modi had agreed that the work on preparation of the Detailed Project Report for the Sapta-Kosi high dam and Sun-Kosi storage cum diversion scheme be expedited.

Dahal further said that the issue of constitution amendment was finalized for the time being but it might be discussed in the new parliament as the constitution is a progressive document.

Responding to the query of media persons regarding the issues of constitution amendment raised by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in his recent India trip, chair Dahal said that he was not formally informed in this regard but the issue has become irrelevant now.

On the occasion, Dahal also stressed on unity among three major parties to hold three tiers of elections and the implementation of the constitution as well.