Rastriya Prajatantra Party to back Constitution amendment bill

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party on Wednesday decided to back the Constitution amendment bill registered by the government at the Parliament, though the party maintained that it objected to certain provisions of the bill.

A meeting of the party's central office-bearers held today made the decision, party spokesperson Sushil Kumar Shrestha informed in a statement issued today.

Though the party has different opinions about some issues, it would support the bill if it would ensure participation of Madhesi parties in the local level elections slated for May 14, according to the statement.

Protest against EC to continue

Meanwhile, the party led by Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa decided to continue the protests it launched against the Election Commission's decision to delete a section of its charter citing the contrast with the constitutional provision.

The party would decide further protest programmes on Friday, it has been decided today.

Alliance right delegated to district committees

Meanwhile, the party decided to delegate the right to form alliances for the local polls to district committees so as to ensure the party's victory in maximum places.