UML led nine party-alliance to foil constitution amendment bill

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the nine party-alliance led by the main opposition CPN-UML has decided to foil the constitution amendment bill tabled in the Legislature-Parliament in Kathmandu,  on Thursday.

The meeting concluded that the proposal was against the country and its people.

The meeting was held at the CPN-UML's parliamentary party office at Singha Durbar, concluded that the UML would play its role in defeating the proposal, said UML parliamentary party deputy leader Subash Nembang.

Efforts will be made to defeat the proposal and the UML will take a leadership in this regard alongside other alliance partners," said Nembang.

The meeting also discussed the incident wherein the government recalled the communication sent by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development for the revision of the number of local units in 11 districts.

Going against the government's decision to hold the local level elections in two phases, Nembang said the alliance had taken the government's step to move forward the local level revision issue only in agreement with the opposition as a positive move.

The nine-political party alliance includes UML, ML, Rastriya Janamorcha, Nepal Workers Peasants Party, Nepal Pariwar Dal, Madhes Janata Party, Madhes Samata Party, Bahujan Janata Party and Nepa Rastriya Party.