Madhesh based parties stand firm on amendment demands, govt. willing to revise proposal

By- Binod Prasad Adhikari Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan. 13 : The agitating alliance of Madhesh based parties have stood firm on their demand of Constitution amendment before elections, even as the government has agreed to revise the proposal tabled in the parliament.

In a meeting held between the Madhesi Alliance and the ruling CPN- Maoist Center and Nepali Congress, Madhesi leaders repeated their demand of making the amendment before holding elections.

"We will not go to elections until any revision on the amendment charter," said chief of the Nepal Sadhvawana Party, Rajendra Mahato.

The morcha has showed its willingness to go to election after the revision and passing of tabled amendment proposal.

On the other side, the government also has shown a willingness to revise the amendment proposal tabled in the parliament.

"We had intense talks over the tabled constitution amendment proposal and had a very positive and fruitful talk over passing the amendment proposal with some revision.The constitution is sure to be amended and all the talk is about passing the amendment proposal.

No one is in support of the failing of the amendment charter and we had talks over the passing of the amendment bill today," Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi said after the meeting.

Source: ANI