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‘Constitution to be amended as per necessity, rationale’

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, March 14

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said the constitution could be amended on the basis of necessity and rationale.

Addressing a tea reception hosted by the PM in his official residence in Baluwatar for lawmakers of the Federal Parliament (National Assembly and House of Representatives) and provincial assemblies, the PM said the constitution would be amended as per the need of the time.

He however, made it clear that the statute could not be amended if it harmed the country and impact on sovereignty. “Amendment would be done to strengthen and unite the country,” the PM, said.

Stating that the government would not tolerate terrorist activities, the PM warned of consequences if unnatural and anti-social elements thought that they could benefit from such activities.

He saidthe government would take stringent measures to control violence and crime in the country. “Incidents of rapes will be checked, campaign against violence against women will be launched,” the PM said, adding that the government was committed to check such crimes by making laws. Oli said that he would not tolerate corruption.

Lawmakers elected from the CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre, Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal in the Federal Parliament and provincial assemblies were present at the reception.


A version of this article appears in print on March 15, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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