UML rigid on its stance on charter amendment

- Post Report, Kathmandu
UML won’t stop the government if it pushes the amendment proposal by dropping the agenda of redrawing the provincial boundaries - Pradip Gyawali, UML secretary

Mar 21, 2017-The main opposition CPN-UML has reiterated its stance that the government should focus on the local level polls, rather than the constitution amendment bill, which had nothing to do with the May 14 vote.

A Standing Committee meeting of the second largest party held in Kathmandu after concluding its Mechi-Mahakali Campaign in the Tarai urged the government to focus on implementation of the constitution by holding the polls on time. According to UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali, the party doubted the intention of the agitating Madhesi Morcha, alleging that the alliance of regional parties was keen to disrupt the scheduled elections. He, however, said the UML would not stop the government if it pushed the amendment proposal by dropping the agenda of redrawing the provincial boundaries.

Monday’s meeting also decided to develop a common opinion on the latest political developments by holding a meeting of the nine opposition parties.

The UML decided to draw the government’s attention to the violation of the election code of conduct. The party accuses the government of making non-budgetary spending and promoting and transferring employees in violation of the code. It has asked the government to stop such unfair activities.

Party Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai demanded that the Election Commission strictly monitor such activities of the government. The meeting also directed the party rank and file to prepare for the May polls.

Published: 21-03-2017 08:16

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