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Polls after constitution amendment, says Thakur

- Post Report, MORANG

Mar 26, 2017-

Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party Chairman Mahantha Thakur has said the Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties, will participate in the local level elections only after endorsement of constitution amendment bill.

Reiterating that the Madhesi Morcha was not against the elections, the TMLP chief said the regional parties would not participate in the polls without the past agreements being translated into action.

“We won’t take part in the elections with the mere assurance of the government. The Morcha will boycott the polls unless the constitution amendment bill gets endorsed,” Thakur told a press meet in Biratnagar on Saturday. He also warned that the government should take responsibility for any untoward incident that happened due to their non-cooperation.

Thakur said the Madhes-based parties were firm on their demand for redrawing the state boundaries, and changes in the provisions related to language and representation in the National Assembly. 

He categorically rejected the idea of passing the constitutional amendments by 

postponing the issue of demarcation.

Local elections not possible: Mahato

SARLAHI: Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato has denied the possibility of an agreement about holding the local polls. “We are also in favour of elections but the local polls are impossible before endorsing the constitution amendment bill,” he told journalists on Saturday. Mahato demanded restructuring the local units on the basis of population.

Published: 26-03-2017 08:47

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