Cabinet fails to discuss Constitution amendment bill

KATHMANDU: A Cabinet meeting on Sunday failed to discuss the Constitution amendment bill, which was reportedly supposed to be registered at the Parliament Secretariat today itself.

Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki told media after the meeting that the issue was not discussed owing to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's busy schedule.

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It has been learned that the government did not make any haste to forward the process as it had not got support from the main opposition CPN-UML as well as Madhesi-centric parties for the amendment yet.

Now, the ruling party leaders would intensify parleys among opposition forces before finalising the bill.

Meanwhile, the government endorsed proposals to formulate laws at local, provincial and federal levels, according to Karki.

The government also decided to accept Rs 5.88 billion from the World Bank and Rs 130 billion from the Asian Development Bank for two road improvement and school sector development projects respectively.