‘Statute amendment will address grievances’

Pokhara, January 4

Nepali Congress General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula today claimed that the concerns raised by the agitating forces could be settled through the constitution amendment.

Speaking to journalists in Pokhara, Sitaula stressed that the demands put forth by the agitating Tarai forces should be dealt with at the Parliament within two years.

“The Parliament has the responsibility of implementing the constitution effectively,” said Sitaula. He said that every disgruntled force has right to protest, but it should be peaceful.

Sitaula said, “As the country has been facing humanitarian crisis, we need to seek political stability to address the genuine demands of the agitating forces in the plains at the earliest.”

He commented that the incumbent KP Sharma Oli-led government had not been able to create a conducive atmosphere for proper implementation of the country’s law.

“Nepali people have not felt peace, security and well-being ever since the government was formed, this government has failed to ensure these fundamentals to the people,” he said.

He stressed on unity among the political parties to establish stability in the country. “Hence, polls for the local, provincial levels and national assemblies have to be held soon,” he claimed.