UML opposes amendment proposal

  • Stresses local polls at one go
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 11, 2017-The main opposition CPN-UML has refused to support the government’s new amendment proposal, saying that it was not consulted while drafting the document.

A UML standing committee meeting held at party headquarters in Dhumbarahi on Monday, acting party chief Bamdev Gautam expressed serious concern over the statement of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal that the UML leadership had supported the proposal.

Party’s Secretary and chief of the Publicity Department Yogesh Bhattarai said the party would not support any proposal that weakens the social harmony and geographical integration and which is against the spirit of people’s movement and 

also the rights of local levels and provinces.

During the meeting with PM Dahal on Friday, Chairman KP Sharma Oli had demanded the contents of the amendment proposal prepared by the government for discussions and the agitating Madhesi Morcha’s commitment to join the local polls after Parliament endorsed their demands.

The meeting also stressed the need of holding the local level elections at one 

go on the scheduled date of May 14.

Monday’s meeting also decided to entrust party’s province chiefs to finalise the candidates of chairperson, vice-chair, mayor, deputy mayor, ward chair and members of rural municipalities.

Meanwhile, the standing committee has formed a five-member taskforce under Gautam to resolve the problem at the party’s Kathmandu District Committee. Senior leaders Jhala Nath Khanal, Madhav Nepal, General Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel, vice-chairman and Province 3 in-charge of the party Asta Laxmi Shakya are the other members. The taskforce held its first meeting later in the day but failed to find 

any solution.

Published: 11-04-2017 07:42

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