Constitution implementation NC's top priority: Deuba

NEPALGUNJ: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba said that his party's top priority was to implement the new Constitution.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Union, Banke, on Friday, Deuba said, "The NC's top priority is to implement the new constitution successfully. So we are not in a hurry to join the government."

Stating that the term of commission formed to fix the local body structure is going to expire in mid-March 2017, he ruled out the possibility of local bodies' elections scheduled for November.

While answering a journalist's question if NC would participate in elections, he said, "The government should either scrap the commission formed to fix the local body structure or defer the elections date. Only then the significance of elections will be proved."

The government should hold meaningful dialogue with the protesting parties, Deuba said, reassuring of his party's cooperation in this regard.

Meanwhile, speaking briefly to journalists at the Nepalgunj Airport earlier today, the NC President accused the incumbent government of seeking cheap publicity.