Amendment proposal worthless, UML Chairman Oli argues


Kathmandu : CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said the party has obstructed the deliberation on the constitution amendment bill because the bill is worthless.
Addressing a press meeting organised at the UML parliamentary party office, Singha Durbar, in connection to the agitation of nine opposition parties over the amendment bill, the Chairman of the main opposition claimed that the matters incorporated in the bill were against the interests of the nation and unconstitutional. They had come against the spirit of the country’s main law.
“The constitution has prohibited some issues from bringing them in the House discussions. National integrity and sovereignty are constitutionally guaranteed issues. The constitution has categorized the issues as to be allowed and restricted for Parliamentary discussion,” he said, adding, “Issues capable of raising question over the nation’s existence and integrity are constitutionally barred from parliamentary discussion.”
He expressed the view that the Prime Minister has not wanted to hold local poll as he did not understand the proposal prepared by the Local Bodies Restructuring Commission. Saying the CPN (UML) was always in favour of election, Chairman Oli demanded the announcement of election date soon.
Similarly, Chief Whip of CPN (UML), Bhanubhakta Dhakal, said that the government brought the constitution proposal to push the country towards uncertainty rather than holding election of three tiers.
Likewise, Prem Suwal of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party said that they would obstruct the House until the amendment proposal was withdrawn because it was brought at the direction of foreign powers.
Present on the occasion were leaders of opposition alliance including CPN (ML), Rastriya Janamorcha, Nepal Pariwar Dal, Rastriya Janamukti Party (Loktantrik), Bahujan Shakti Party, Newa Rastriya Party and Madhes Samata Party.