Main oppn, agitating parties to blame for crisis: DPM Rawal

Chitwan, December 14

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Bhim Rawal today said the country was facing a humanitarian crisis due to the opposing stances taken by the main opposition Nepali Congress and agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front.

Speaking to the media persons in Bharatpur on Monday, Minister Rawal said the country was facing a tough time as the Nepali Congress wants both the Constitution Amendment Bill and Reconstruction Authority Bill to be tabled in the Parliament, while the agitating Madhesi forces are against forwarding the Constitution Amendment Bill.

“As the country is in a grave crisis as a result of the ongoing Madhes agitation and blockade at border checkpoints, parties should adopt flexibility rather than stick to their guns,” he reasoned.

On a different note, Minister Rawal said the government was trying its best to bail the country out from the present crisis. “Diplomatic efforts are under way to resolve the problems.

We have initiated dialogue with the agitating forces as well as with the Indian authorities. Let’s hope, all the problems will be resolved soon,” he said.