CPN-UML against constitution amendment bill, Oli reiterates

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that his party would not allow the House to pass the constitution amendment bill under any circumstances.

Addressing a programme organised at the party central office Dhumbarahi on Sunday to welcome newcomers to the party, Oli said the amendment bill tabled in the parliament was not in the interests of the nation.

He further said that the efforts were on to divide the nation into mountain, hill and Tarai, which, he claimed, was just a mockery of nationalism. The party was committed to safeguarde national sovereignty and geographical integrity, he further added.

Giving his views about the forthcoming Free Students Union, he accused the Nepali Congress of trying to foil the election as it feared of the possible defeat of its student wing in the election.

He challenged the ruling parties to respond to media reports about money game in the appointment of ambassador for various countries.

Similarly, party Secretary Pradeep Gyawali said the decade-long Maoist insurgency dampened the aspirations of youths. "The then Maoist leaders who had advocated against the bourgeois education persuaded children of poor households to quit schools and in contrary sent their children abroad for study.

On the one hand, they played with the fate of youths and on the other, looted Maoist fighters while they were leaving the cantonments."

Party Vice-Chairwoman Asta Laxmi Shakya, office secretary Krishna Gopal Shrestha and party district chair Krishna Rai highlighted on the necessity of holding the three-tier elections within the constitutional deadline.