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‘All parties should take part in polls’
- Oli hails Madhesi parties’ merger
Chairman of the main opposition party says the constitution would be amended after the local level elections are held
Apr 21, 2017-
Welcoming the unification of six Madhesi parties to form the Rastriya Janata Party, CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has urged them to express their concerns through polls.
Talking to reporters at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival
from Thailand on Thursday, Oli said the constitution would be amended after the local level polls.
On a lighter note, Oli said the polls would be held in two phases--first the local level polls and then the provincial polls.
Oli also dismissed Nepali Congress’ suggestion to hold the local polls only after bringing on board the agitating Morcha.
Meanwhile, the UML has drawn the attention of the Election Commission, accusing the government of violating the election code of ethics.
Chief of the party’s Local Development Department Agni Kharel handed EC officials a letter, claiming that the ministers have been violating the poll code rampantly even after the main opposition had drawn EC’s attention on March 26.
In the letter, Kharel has claimed that the ministries of Peace and Finance has allocated billions of rupees for former Maoist combatants, and Ministry of Youths
and Sports has disbursed millions of rupees on new topics in the pretext of developing sports infrastructure. “Such activities have grossly violated the election code of conduct and must be stopped immediately,” he said, adding that he had also submitted documents that prove the irregularities.
Published: 21-04-2017 08:11