Biratnagar, July 21
Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Affairs Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar today ruled out the possibility of constitution amendment before the third phase of local level elections slated for September 18.
Speaking to mediapersons at Biratnagar Airport, DPM Gachhadar stated that all demands, except constitution amendment, put forth by the disgruntled Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal would be addressed before the elections. He also said that the government was doing its best to create a conducive environment for RJP-N’s participation in the third round of civic polls. Minister Gachhadar claimed that the third phase of local polls in Province 2 would not be postponed even if the RJP-Nepal boycotts the elections. He also expressed his belief that the Constituency Delimitation Commission would work without prejudice.
DPM Gachhadar attending a function organised by Morang Muslim Society to felicitate newly elected local representatives from Morang, said successful completion of all three phases of local level polls would pave the path for development in the country.
“Young leaders have got the opportunity to lead the local levels after the civic polls held after two decades. The new energy and determination of the youth will lead the country towards prosperity,” claimed DPM Gachhadar.
He said the provincial and parliamentary elections would ensure full-fledged implementation of the new constitution. “Good leaders have been elected in the first and second rounds of civic polls. Hence, the people of Province 2 also want to participate in the polls,” said Gachhadar. On a different note, he said he had played a significant role in drafting the new constitution which would bring stability in the country.
A version of this article appears in print on July 22, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.