Local polls for Constitution implementation, says Nepal

POKHARA: CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has stressed the successful holding of local level elections for effective implementation of the Constitution.

Speaking at a press meet in Pokhara on Monday, leader Nepal said that the Constitution would be amended only after the local elections slated for May 14.

The former Prime Minister said his party would always stand for nationalism, adding it would be ready for the amendment only if it would be in the interest of the country and its people.

He was hopeful that the agitating Madhes-centric parties would also take part in the elections as they also believed in democratic principles.

Nepal appealed to the government to hold elections as scheduled, commenting waiting for everyone's consent would just delay the polls for years.

Leader Nepal also called his party cadres to prepare for the local polls and said the party would give tickets to the candidates on the basis of their contribution, performance and popularity, not solely the seniority.