KATHMANDU: A joint meeting of eight political parties including the main opposition CPN-UML on Tuesday decided to continue the House obstruction and intensify their protests until the Constitution amendment bill was withdrawn.

The meeting at Singha Durbar-based UML Parliamentary Party office made this decision, according to UML Chief Whip Bhanubhakta Dhakal.

Talking to media following the meeting, he said the meeting agreed to go with the obstruction at House and other programmes of protests until the bill was taken back. We are ready to extend all possible support to the government for holding the election if it is ready to withdraw the amendment bill, he added.

"We are ready to extend all possible support to the government for holding the election if it is ready to withdraw the amendment bill," he maintained.

The meeting stated that not only the opposition parties, but also leaders from the ruling parties were dissatisfied with the amendment bill and hence demanded that the government pull it back from the Legislature-Parliament.

Following the meeting, Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman and former Deputy Prime Minister Chitra Bahadur KC termed the Constitution amendment proposal tabled at the Parliament wrong and added there were no alternatives for the government to withdrawing the bill.

He cautioned that the agitation would continue until the bill was withdrawn. "The people and the lawmakers from Province No 5 do not want constitution amendment, the government is creating a headache for nothing," KC shared.

"The people and the lawmakers from Province No. 5 do not want the Constitution amendment and the government is creating a headache for nothing," KC shared. KC further said that no matter how much the government persevered it did not have an option but to make

KC further said that no matter how much the government persevered, it did not have an option but to make a correction after committing the mistake.

The meeting was attended by eight parties including CPN-UML, CPN-ML, Rastriya Janamorcha, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP), Nepal Pariwar Dal, Nepa Party, Janamukti Loktantrik Party and Madhesi Samata Party.

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