UML decides to advance Constitution Amendment Bill registered by NC-led government

KATHMANDU: The ruling CPN-UML decided to support the Constituent Amendment Bill registered by the erstwhile Nepali Congress-led government so as to resolve the ongoing Madhes agitation.

A meeting of the party's Standing Committee held at the Prime Minister's residence took the decision to this effect.

Now the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress has been accusing its formal coalition partner UML of not cooperating with the government led by Sushil Koirala to endorse the Bill from the Parliament.

UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai, who also heads the party's Publicity Department, said the party's Standing Committee today also decided for forming an all-party political committee to iron out differences among national political forces regarding demarcation of federal units.

The meeting also drew attention of the government, led by party Chairman KP Sharma Oli, to take initiatives to resume supplies across the Indo-Nepal border and normalise hardships faced by people in their daily life, according to Bhattarai.

The party also made some decisions about work division of its leaders.

Likewise, the party would also hold a Special National Cadre Meeting to formulate plans as per the recent political developments, in Chitwan, on Monday and Tuesday.