Govt to register statute amendment proposal in few days

KATHMANDU: The government would register the Constituent amendment proposal at the Parliament within a few days despite the protest from the main opposition parties.

An understanding to this effect was made during a joint meeting of the ruling parties and the Madhesi Morcha, held at the Prime Minister's official  in Baluwatar this morning.

The meeting entrusted Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is also the chairman of CPN Maoist Centre Chairman, with the responsibility to move ahead with the proposal, according to a statement issued by his secretariat.

During today's meeting, Prime Minister Dahal said the amendment proposal would include issues related to language, citizenship, provincial boundaries and representation in the new National Assembly (Upper House).

The main opposition and other parties would be consulted for support and agreement after registering the proposal at the Parliament, according to him.

Earlier on November 21, top leaders of the three major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Centre -- held a meeting to discuss the purported amendment of Constitution. They, however, failed to make any headway after the UML stuck to its stance against the amendment proposal that the ruling alliance of Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre wanted to bring in.