Print Edition - 2017-08-29 | News
PM defends his Delhi statute remarks at Parliament
Aug 29, 2017-Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday defended the remarks he had made in New Delhi, saying apprising the international community of national priority agenda “is but a usual practice”.
PM Deuba’s remark during a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Thursday in New Delhi that the constitution would be amended and that he would continue to push for it had provided enough fodder for criticism at home, with the main opposition party CPN-UML and even his collation partner CPN (Maoist Centre) saying the statement was unfortunate and uncalled for. While briefing Parliament on his India visit, PM Deuba said: “We will not tolerate any kind of intervention from neighbours or any other country as we implement our constitution.”
Deuba had left for India on August 23, just two days after the constitution amendment bill failed in Parliament.
“I spoke about the efforts made by us for constitution amendment during the joint press conference,” Deuba said. “My attention has been drawn to the statements by some political parties and reports in some sections of the media. I am very much clear that the constitution-making process, its implementation and making it acceptable to all are purely our internal matters. I have never compromised on it and will never do so.”
Published: 29-08-2017 07:12