NC lawmakers from Tarai pressure party for amendment

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers of the Nepali Congress representing the Tarai-Madhes region on Friday concluded that the party should take initiatives to ensure endorsement of the Constitution amendment bill stuck at the Parliament.

The lawmakers, as well as the Central Working Committee members from Tarai, held a meeting in Kathmandu this morning and decided that the next CWC meeting scheduled for next week should make a concrete decision about such initiatives.

Most of the leaders speaking at the meeting said the NC was a responsible party of the nation and it should lead the nation out from the complex problems, lawmaker Ramkrishna Yadav informed after the meeting.

"Most of the leaders viewed that the Central Committee should decide about moving the amendment process ahead and getting it endorsed in the interests of the nation and people," he added.

The leaders reasoned that the amendment was necessary to make the Constitution all-acceptable and ensure all political parties' participation in the upcoming local polls.

Leaders Shekhar Koirala, Minendra Rijal, Farmullah Mansoor, Tarini Datta Chataut, Amaresh Kumar Singh, Keshav Kumar Budhathoki and Bharat Sah among others were present on the occasion.