Implementing statute more crucial than amendment: Khanal

Chitwan, February 5

Senior leader of the CPN-UML and former prime minister Jhalanath Khanal today said that it was more important to implement the constitution than to amend it at the moment.

Speaking at a function organised in Madannagar of Bharatpur, Chitwan today, Khanal argued that only the Parliament formed through the three-tiered elections could amend the constitution, not the incumbent government. He claimed that the constitution amendment bill tabled at the House must not be endorsed at any cost, as it is does not serve national interest.

Khanal said democracy, the constitution, and political system of the country would fall into a great crisis if the government failed to conduct elections within a year. “All major parties must be united to implement the constitution and save past achievements,” he stressed.

Khanal charged PM Dahal of being influenced by ‘foreign forces’ and putting national unity and sovereignty in jeopardy. “The present government is only trying to hold on to power,” asserted Khanal.

Khanal claimed that CPN-UML was the only ‘true’ communist party in the country, and argued that his party was the only one capable of leading the country towards prosperity.