Inappropriate to amend constitution before full-fledged implementation, says UML General Secretary

POKHARA: CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel said it would not be appropriate to amend the Constitution before it is implemented to a full-fledgely.

Speaking at a press conference organised by Press Chautari Nepal, Kaski chapter, in Pokhara on Saturday, the UML leader, however, said the protesting parties should come to the negotiation table and push the ruling parties for constitution amendment.

Meanwhile, Pokharel accused India of undermining Nepal and its people.

The “unofficial blockade” imposed undiplomatically and illegally by the Indian side is against the international rules formultated for landlocked countries, he claimed

The leader further said no any foreign country has rights to interfere in internal matters of any nation.

"Both neighbouring countries, China and India, are equal for us, but both of them have no right to intervene in our new Constitution. The Constitution promulgated by the majority representatives of people is more democratic. We had made the Constitution of Nepal, not of other country," stated Pokharel.

Meanwhile, a national consensus government will be formed within a week, claimed Pokharel. If not, the parties will form the government by majority voting, he added.

Pokharel informed that if the UML gets a chance to lead the government, their party would present Chairman KP Sharam Oli as their new PM candidate.