Nepali Congress for simultaneous presenting of two bills

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress on Friday said that it would not obstruct the Legislature-Parliament and let the Reconstruction Authority Bill be tabled if the House business included discussion on the Constitution Amendment Bill, presented by the erstwhile Sushil Koirala-led government, also.

A meeting of the office-bearers of the main opposition party concluded that that both the bills should be advanced simultaneously.

Also, the meeting  decided to hold discussion with the ruling coalition and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) in this regard, according to the party's vice-president, Ram Chandra Paudel.

Lawmakers of Nepali Congress had obstructed the House yesterday, objecting to the exclusion of the Constitution Amendment Bill.

Nepali Cogress President Sushil Koirala, senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, Vice-President Paudel, General Secretaries Prakash Man Singh and Krishna Prasad Sitaula, among others had taken part in the meeting which was held at Koirala's Maharajgunj-based residence.

The House meeting has been called for 3 pm today.

Meanwhile, the government, the main opposition and the agitating parties affiliated with the United Democratic Madhesi Front are scheduled to hold tripartite talks to discuss various issues, primarily on the Tarai crisis, this afternoon.

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