Kathmandu, December 04, 2015: The meeting of the CPN (UML) Standing Committee today decided to take forward the process of the constitution amendment bill tabled in the Legislaturte-Parliament by the erstwhile government in a bid to addressing the problem seen in the Tarai-Madhes and the demands voiced from that area.
The government led by Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala had registered the bill on constitution amendment in the Parliament before this.
Likewise, the meeting decided to move ahead constituting an all-party political committee to resolve the various voices and opinions which have been voiced regarding the delineation of the federal provinces. The UML took this decision based on the discussions held among the three major parties.
The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister and party chairman KP Sharma Oli and it convened at the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar. It dwelt on the latest political situation in the country, the problem seen in the Tarai-Madhes and the blockade at the border, among other issues, Chief of the UML Publicity Department Yogesh Bhattarai said. He said the meeting held serious discussions and took these decisions.
The UML Standing Committee drew the government’s attention to the need of adopting alternative ways in a speedy manner for easing the problem and the difficulties facing the Nepali people in their daily lives due to the India-imposed border blockade.
The party has also urged the government to take effective diplomatic initiation to inform the neighbouring friendly countries and the international community regarding the present situation.
Responsibilities assigned to senior leaders
The meeting assigned the responsibility of the Chief of the party’s Policy and Research Academy to senior leader Jhalanath Khanal, the Chief of the Foreign Department to leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and the Coordinator of the Eastern Region to secretary Bhim Acharya. It nominated former Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang as the member of the party’s Central Committee and given him responsibility of the Standing Committee member.
The UML Standing Committee meeting decided to convene the party’s special national cadres’ gathering in Chitwan on December 7 and 8 to determine the party’s immediate course of action and work plan, clarifying the party’s views in the context of implementation of the constitution and the situation emerged after the formulation of the constitution.