Kathmandu, Jan 9: Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has said that the constitution amendment bill was introduced in order to build atmosphere conducive to the three upcoming elections.
Responding to the queries raised during deliberations on the 'Local tier election Bill, 2073' at the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today, he expressed the commitment to introduce all bills related to elections soon and thereby hold the local elections.
The local election bill was welcomed by the opposition parties, who have stood against the constitution amendment bill. MPs from both the ruling and opposition parties were unanimous on the need to announce the date for elections soon.
Taking part in the deliberations on the bill, CPN-UML's Prakash Jwala welcomed the bill and stressed that local elections should now be held in the new structure. Sher Bahadur Tamang of the same party urged the government to hold local elections by coming month of Baisakh.
NC members of parliament Kamal Prasad Pangeni, Ram Chandra Pokharel and Hari Prasad Nepal also expressed their support to the bill, while urging the house to endorse it as soon as possible.
Dilli Prasad Kafle of Nepal Workers and Peasant Party demanded that the bill mentioned the date of the elections.
Also making similar demand were lawmakers Guru Prasad Burlakoti, Tek Bahadur Basnet, Pyarelal Rana, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, Meena Pun, Karna Bahadur Thapa, Nisha Kumar Saha, Anant Prasad Poudel, Rameshwor Phunyal, Shyam Kumar Shrestha, Kunti Kumari Sahi, Madan Kumari (Garima) Shah, Nita Rawal, Parshuram Tamang, Gita Rana Chhetri, Mohan Tudu, Aditya Narayan Kasaudhan, Khadga Bahadur Basyal, Chandra Maharjan and others. RSS