UML Chair Oli warns DPM Nidhi

Kathmandu, March 1


today said Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi would be held responsible if any unwanted incident took place during his party’s Mechi-Mahakali National Campaign.

Briefing the media about the campaign scheduled from March 4 to 18 here today,  Oli said that the Home Minister should represent the entire country and not a certain party or community.

DPM Nidhi had recently criticised UML for its role against the constitution amendment bill.

According to the schedule, UML will organise mass meetings in 33 places in the Madhes region.

Oli also clarified that the Mechi-Mahakali campaign was not against any political party, but to make a Madhesi people ware about their rights guaranteed by the constitution. “The campaign will clear up rumours that  UML is an anti-Madhes party”, he said, “Those who say UML should be chased out of Madhes should face us in the local polls.”

Oli also reiterated his party’s stance against the constitution amendment bill. “We allowed a debate on the bill only to pave the way for local polls”, he added, “ We have made a mistake by separating the hills and Tarai in Province 2, we will not do this again.”