Dahal slams PM’s remarks on statute amendment, Koshi barrage

Biratnagar, August 28

CPN-Maoist Centre Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal today expressed dissatisfaction with the remarks Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba made about constitution amendment at a joint press meet during Deuba’s five-day state visit to India a couple of days back.

Speaking to journalists at a press meet held in Biratnagar today, Dahal said that constitution amendment was the internal affairs of the country. Hence, there was no point in talking about it in an alien land. “Though we don’t know exactly in what context the PM assured his Indian counterpart on amending the constitution, making such remarks in a foreign land is irrelevant. We can discuss about constitution amendment here at home when necessary,” said Dahal.

Dahal also expressed dissatisfaction with Deuba’s comment on Koshi barrage. “It was not necessary to talk about the barrage in the joint press meet,” Dahal said.

Dahal said as the government has already announced the date for local, provincial and parliamentary polls, this year will be the year of polls. He claimed that the third phase of the local level polls in Province 2 and both the provincial and parliamentary elections slated for November 26 would be successful as all the disgruntled forces were also taking part in the polls. He hinted at the possibility of forming alliance with other forces concerned with Madhes issues and republicanism.

Dahal arrived in Biratnagar today to train party cadres for preparation of the party’s central general convention.