Deuba stresses consensus for Constitution amendment

KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba returned home from his medical trip to Singapore, on Saturday.

Upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport today, Deuba said the government should move ahead with the Constitution amendment in consensus among major political parties.

Deuba is the chief of largest political party in the Parliament as well as in the incumbent ruling coalition.

"Political consensus should be sought in this critical issue of Constitution amendment," Deuba told journalists at the TIA today, "(I hope) the government must have paid attention to it."

Meanwhile, Deuba clarified that he did not have any political meeting with anyone during his Singapore sojourn. "I had gone there for solely my health treatment," he said.

The Nepali Congress chief also said he would fill vacancies in various party positions very soon. He is required to appoint a vice-president, a general secretary and a joint general secretary from among elected Central Working Committee members of the party.

Accompanied by his wife Arzoo Rana, the former Prime Minister had flown to Singapore for a personal visit after the Cabinet was extended inducting the Nepali Congress nominees on Friday, August 26. It was said that Deuba visited Singapore for health check-up.

(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)