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No dispute over new constitution says Oli
- All parties ‘accepted statute and joined poll process’
Feb 12, 2018-
At a time when the Madhes-based parties are claiming that amendment to the constitution would be their major agenda, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli claimed on Sunday that everyone had accepted the new constitution.
The remarks from Oli, who is opposed to constitution amendment, come days after Rajendra Mahato, a Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal’s presidium leader, said his party’s major agenda would be amendment of the new constitution. Leaders of both the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal have been calling for an amendment to the new constitution.
“There were some disputes when the constitution was drafted, but now they have all been settled,” Oli said, while addressing the 37th annual general meeting of the Management Association of Nepal (MAN) in the Capital on Sunday.
Chairman Oli, who is tipped to be the country’s next prime minister, claimed that the parties demanding amendments had accepted the constitution and participated in the elections held under the structures created by it. “Everyone has accepted the constitution and there is no confusion,” he said.
Stating that the federal parliament and provincial assembly elections have ended the transitional phase, Oli added: “Now, we will form a stable government with focus on development and prosperity.”
Pointing to the lack of appropriate distribution of resources for the country’s poor economic state, the UML chief said the left alliance would remain cautious on equitable distribution of resources while focusing on production and its distribution.
Published: 12-02-2018 07:56