Withdraw amendment bill, focus on local polls: UML

KATHMANDU: The Standing Committee meeting of the main opposition CPN-UML on Saturday urged the government to withdraw the constitution amendment bill registered in the Parliament and to focus on holding the local level polls, forging political consensus.

The party publicity department chief Yogesh Bhattarai said that the meeting decided to intensify talks with political parties in order to foil the bill as it was irrelevant and against the national interest.

The meeting has concluded that some forces were plotting conspiracies to postpone the elections, but the party will make an all-out effort to quash such conspiracies.

In the meeting, discussions on selecting the candidates contesting the polls in local levels were made.

On the occasion, party vice chair duo Asta Laxmi Shakya (coordinator of Province No-3) and Yubaraj Gyawali (coordinator of Province No-6) presented a progress report on election activities and party's candidates in these provinces.

Similarly, the meeting has decided to release its election manifesto at 3 pm on Sunday at party headquarters in the Capital.