Kathmandu, 13 Â December Â 2015: Â The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, and agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), continue to stick to their respective stance regarding forwarding reconstruction bill and the constitution amendment bill in the Legislature-Parliament.
Although discussion was held between the NC office-bearers and leaders of the Tarai-Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) for letting to resume the House proceedings, both the parties did not even budge from their respective positions. The meeting was held at the residence of NC President, Sushil Koirala, at Maharajgunj today.
On the occasion, the NC had requested the UDMF to let the constitution amendment proposal be tabled at the House, said NC leader Bimalendra Nidhi.
Expressing surprise over not the obstruction caused by the UDMF in the registration of the constitution amendment proposal, which was put forth by the NC in order to address the demands of the UDMF itself, leader Nidhi said, “We urged them to let the constitution amendment proposal be tabled and told that some changes could be made in course of discussion but they refused.”
He said that the TMLP leaders mostly focused on delineation of federal units and demanded resolution in the form of a package.
Stating that the amendment proposal put forth by NC could not address the major demands of Madhes and Tharuhat, TMLP leader Hridayesh Tripathi said that they demanded solution in a package.
Tripathi said that they informed the NC about the UDMF’s decision for providing its support to forward the reconstruction bill only.
On the occasion, both the sides urged each other to be flexible. A meeting between the NC and the UDMF has been scheduled to be held at Singha Darbar later today to seek a solution.