Seek solution from Parliament: Thapa tells UDMF

Hetaunda, January 8

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa today urged the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front to seek a solution to their problems from the Parliament.

Inaugurating the 21st Municipal Council of Hetauda Sub-metropolitan city, Minister Thapa said, “Since the statute has given people the right to amend it, I request the agitating Madhesi parties to seek a solution to their problems from the Parliament.” Further, Thapa held that there was no need to raise arms, hit the streets or enter the forests as anything could be changed and achieved through the Parliament.

Stating that promulgation of the new statute had ushered in a new era in the country, Thapa argued that the new statute was promulgated as per the aspirations of the majority.

On a different context, Minister Thapa said that an election to the local bodies would be held soon. “As the election to the local bodies has not been held for more than a decade, the government is mulling to hold the polls at the earliest,” said Thapa. He said lack of elected representatives in the local bodies had obstructed development works.

Noting that motorable roads had reached to more than 500 VDCs, Thapa pledged to construct more roads to link all VDCs of the district with the national road network within two years.