UML 'respects' Supreme Court order, calls govt to withdraw

KATHMANDU: The main opposition CPN-UML on Tuesday said it respected the Supreme Court order which allowed the government to proceed with the Constitution amendment bill at the House.

It, however, said the bill was against national interests; hence, called the government to withdraw it and file another in consent with major political parties.

A Standing Committee meeting of the party held this morning made a decision to this effect, according to party Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai.

The party, however, claimed that the Court's decision supported their stance regarding revision of the delineation only in the consent of the concerned Provincial Assembly.

The main opposition has been obstructing the House meetings for over one month now arguing the bill was unconstitutional and should not be discussed in the House.

The party, however, maintained today that a next decision about the protests would be taken in a consultation with other eight parties, who have offered a support in its anti-amendment protests.


The meeting was called to discuss its protest programmes against the Constitution amendment bill registered in the Parliament.

In the meeting held at Chairman Oli's residence in Balkot of Bhaktapur, the party decided it would hold discussions with ruling coalition parties and seek an appropriate solution in order to end the stalemate seen in the House meetings.