NC seeks UDMF's support for proposal to amend draft of parliamentary regulations

Kathmandu, May 20

Nepali Congress today sought support from the United Democratic Madhesi Front for the proposal to amend the draft of the parliamentary regulations the former has registered in the Parliament.

According to Sadbhawana Party Co-chair Laxman Lal Karna, NC leaders, including party president Sher Bahadur Deuba, during a meeting today, urged the UDMF leaders to support the amendment proposal.

NC’s amendment proposal seeks to form 75-member Parliamentary Hearing Committee and to endorse or reject nominations on the basis of two thirds majority.

According to Karna, the UDMF leaders told the NC leaders that since they were protesting against the new constitution they had not been able to study the draft regulations.

Karna, however, told the NC leaders that the front leaders were positive about the proposal tabled by the main opposition party in the Parliament.

UDMF leaders told the NC leaders that they would respond after going through the draft regulations and discussing them with the leaders of the front’s constituents.

The UDMF leaders also sought the NC’s help on constitutional issues raised by the front. The NC responded positively to the front’s call for support, according to Karna.

The UDMF is a constituent of Federal Alliance which is now spearheading the agitation against the new constitution.

Deuba, Prakash Man Singh, Bimalendra Nidhi and Krishna Prasad Sitaula represented the NC, while Karna, Upendra Yadav, Sarvendra Nath Shukla, Dimple Jha and Dharmendra Sah represented the front at the meeting.