UML demands to keep amendment bill on hold

The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has said that the local polls will be hit if the constitution amendment bill is not put on a hold. The UML cautioned the Prime Minister during a meeting among ruling parties and UML called by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at his residence in Baluwatar.

Speaking at the meeting, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli said that there are not alternatives to move ahead keeping the constitution amendment bill on hold.

Deputy leader of UML Parliamentary Party, Subas Nembang said that the party's stand that the polls should be conducted by keeping the bill on hold has not changed yet.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the polls announced by May 14 won't be stopped at any cost.

The Madhes-based parties are for holding the local polls after amending the constitution, while the main opposition party, CPN-UML, is for holding the local polls by keeping the amendment bill on a hold.

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