Constitution amendment in consensus of major parties: PM

KATHMANDU/CHITWAN: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal stated that the Constitution amendment process would be moved ahead with the consensus of all major political parties.

Speaking at a press conference organised by the Press Centre Nepal, Chitwan chapter, PM Dahal informed that the government was still doing its homework to solve the issues of national interests through the amendment.

"We are in a process of holding dialogues with the Madhes-based parties and the opposition party CPN-UML. We have come to a conclusion on the local body restructuring and it would help in the amendment process in the near future."

The CPN Maoist Centre Chairman also reiterated that the government was committed to holding local polls by mid-April next year and provincial and federal polls by January 2018.

Meanwhile, PM Dahal also said the government would work according to the interests of people.

Dahal also stated that development works in his home district would get priority in his second premiership.

"The federal republicanism was not a simple thing to achieve, so we need to work really hard at administrative and political levels simultaneously to achieve the desired results," Dahal added.

While in Chitwan, PM Dahal also inaugurated the Bharatpur-based District Administration Office today.

Speaking at the inauguration, he hoped that it would now be easier for people to make their citizenship certificates than in the time he obtained his at the age of 16.