Kathmandu, March 20

The CPN-UML today told a four-party meeting that it wanted to know what would satisfy the United Democratic Madhesi Front to take part in the local polls.

After the meeting, UML Deputy Parliamentary Party leader Subas Chandra Nembang told THT that  the major parties had made the first amendment to the constitution,  yet that did not satisfy the United Democratic Madhesi Front .

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been saying that constitution amendment bill could be passed but without addressing the issue of revision of provincial boundaries.

If that happened the United Democratic Madhesi Front should take part in local polls.

The Prime Minister has also said that revision of provincial boundaries could be made after local polls through a powerful commission.

Earlier in the morning, in the four-party meeting,  UML had warned the government that the upcoming local polls could be adversely affected if the government moved the constitution amendment bill ahead in the Parliament.

The party leaders expressed this at the top-four-parties meeting called by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal  at his official residence in  Baluwatar.

According to former House speaker Nembang, UML Chair KP Sharma Oli had put forth the party’s stance to go for local polls without amending the constitution.

At the meeting Prime Minister Dahal also sought suggestions from the UML on how to get the United Democratic Madhesi Front and other Madhesi parties aligned with the Madhesi Front to participate in the upcoming local polls scheduled to be held on May 14.