Constitution amendment can be thought after polls: Oli

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli has said that the issue of constitution amendment can be thought of only after the local level polls.

Talking to media persons at Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival from Bangkok on Thursday, the UML Chair reiterated to holding local polls in single phase on the slated date of May 14.

Oli returned home from Thailand after his follow-up medical checkup.

He added that the unnecessary issues and obstacles should not be brought forth to obstruct the election process.

Leader Oli denied any conditions regarding the May 14 elections, adding that there can be no 'but or if' when it comes to holding the local elections.

Oli, who is also the former Prime Minister, ruled out the possibility of holding local elections in two phases.

Referring to some of the Madhes-centric parties' merger process, leader Oli termed it as positive signal.

To a query of journalists regarding the party's election manifesto and candidacy, Chair Oli said these tasks will be completed soon.

He further shared that he had undergone the hernia surgery as well along with other follow up health examinations in Thailand.

Party Acting Chair Bamdev Gautam, General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel, leader Subas Nembang among other central leaders were on hand at the airport to welcome Chair Oli.