Amendment bill won’t be endorsed, says Khanal

- Post Report, TIKAPUR
The UML leader claims the amendment bill has proposals that are against the national interest

Mar 16, 2017-CPN-UML senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal has said that his party will not let the constitutional amendment bill endorsed at any cost. 

Addressing a mass meeting organised at Tikapur under the UML’s Mechi-Mahakali campaign on Wednesday, Khanal claimed that four issues, including federalism and citizenship raised in the amendment bill, are against the country and people. “Statute amendment bill won’t be endorsed. The UML won’t let it happen at any cost,” he asserted. 

He accused that the Madhesi leaders were raising the issue of constitution amendment at the behest of India. “The Madhesi leaders have been demanding to amend the statute before the local level elections slated for May 14. It is not acceptable for us,” he said. 

The UML leader blamed the Madhesi Morcha for being “fascist” by violating the people’s fundamental rights of organising a peaceful rally. Blaming the Madhesi Morcha for the Saptari incident in which five persons were killed in police firing, he demanded that the Morcha take responsibility for the bloodshed on March 6. 

He also claimed that Madhesi leaders were responsible for the Tikapur incident. 

The Tharuhat Tarai Party had called a banda to disrupt the UML’s mass meeting in the district. However, the banda had minimal effect in the area.

Published: 16-03-2017 08:19

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