FA wants constitution amendment bill revised

Kathmandu, January 11

The Federal Alliance urged all the political parties to pass a revised constitution amendment bill.

The alliance also urged the government to do the needful to ensure that two-third majority lawmakers passed the bill, stated a press release issued by the alliance.

A meeting of the FA convened at the party office of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal in Kathmandu urged all sides to ensure passage of the revised constitution amendment bill in order to end the current political deadlock and ensure the rights of the marginalised communities.

The government had tabled the bill in the Parliament on Sunday.

The FA also termed the CPN-UML’s obstruction of the Parliament an undemocratic act. The alliance decided to hold a broader interaction in Kathmandu on the current political situation and revision of the constitution amendment bill, according to the release.

After the meeting, FA Coordinator Upendra Yadav said the government’s dilly-dallying in moving the process ahead in the House   and the UML’s continued obstruction in the House had adversely impacted the implementation of the constitution and hence the FA was holding a national integration campaign to prepare for the next movement.

He also said UML leaders were making racist remarks against the constitution amendment bill. “The UML is trying to imperil federalism, the republican order, secularism and inclusive democracy and people should be vigilant against the UML’s design,” Yadav added.

General Secretary of National Madhes Socialist Party Keshav Jha, who was present in the meeting, said that leaders associated with the United Democratic Madhesi Front, a constituent of the FA, would meet the prime minister in the next two days and seek to know what the government was planning with regard to revision of the bill and what it was doing to muster two-third majority in the House to ensure passage of the bill.