PM consults UML on constitution amendment



Kathmandu : In the wake of the preparation to register constitution amendment proposal at the Legislature-Parliament, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has consulted the major opposition CPN-UML to this regard Thursday evening.
During the meeting held at the PM’s residence, the leaders including UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli were present. They discussed the constitution amendment and supplementary budget, according to the PM’s personal secretariat.
In response, the UML demanded clear views of the government regarding the intention of bringing the supplementary budget now, saying the constitution amendment proposal was irrelevant.
UML vice-chairman Bhim Rawal said talks were held with the Prime Minister on constitution amendment and the supplementary budget.
“We told the Prime Minister that the amendment is not in the national interest for it might invite confusion and more conflict; and who is the constitution amendment for as those for whom the amendment is being done themselves are against it,” Rawal said.
Prime Minister Dahal and Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara from the CPN (Maoist Centre), and Chairman Oli and vice-chairman duo Bamdev Gautam and Rawal from UML participated in the discussions.