Govt's relevance ends if no timely polls, says Minister Thapa

KATHMANDU: Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa said the essence and relevance of the incumbent government would end if it failed to hold local, provincial and federal elections on time.

Minister Thapa, speaking at an interaction organised by the Reporter's Club in the Capital today, said the current government was formed to hold all the elections before January 2018.

He said the government was committed to holding the elections in the stipulated time.

Similarly, the Nepali Congress leader said the government would try to find the political solution to ensure passage of the Constitution amendment bill registered at the Parliament.

The leader also accused the main opposition CPN-UML of being adamant against the Constitution amendment bill. Likewise, the Madhesi parties were also not doing good by blaming the Constitution for deprivation of their rights.

Thapa in his term defined both of them as extremists.