UDMF urged to take part in local polls

Kathmandu, March 14

Deputy Parliamentary Party leader of the CPN-UML Subas Chandra Nembang today urged the agitating Madhesi parties to take part in the local polls.

Taking special time of the House, Nembang argued that UDMF should go for local polls as it will be a win-win situation for all concerned. “We should not forget that we have to implement the constitution by holding all three types of election within 21 January 2018,” he added.

Nembang also said it will be wise to go for polls keeping the amendment bill pending. “There is no possibility of passing the bill as one of the ruling partners opposes it”, he said.

He also mentioned that political achievements were possible only when all the political forces got united. He also argued that the constitution had decentralised the rights enjoyed so far by the centre.

The lawmakers affiliated to the United Democratic Madhesi Front boycotted the House protesting the Saptari killing.

Before they walked out, Laxman Lal Karna of Sadbhawana Party said 36 meetings were held between the Madhesi leadership and the government and the major parties for statute amendment, but no achievement had been made yet.

The house passed the report prepared by the Impeachment Motion Recommendation Committee which probed the charges against the then Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lok Man Singh Karki.

The House also tabled a bill related to determination of wards in village councils and municipalities.