Khanal challenges govt to muster two-thirds majoritySenior CPN-UML leader Jhala Nath Khanal has challenged the government to get the constitution amendment bill endorsed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament.
Senior CPN-UML leader Jhala Nath Khanal has challenged the government to get the constitution amendment bill endorsed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament.
“The amendment proposal registered in Parliament by the ruling parties excluding the UML is anti-national and unconstitutional,” Khanal told a gathering of party cadres in Birendranagar of Province 6 on Friday.
Khanal, a former prime minister, said his party would never support the bill as its contents were objectionable. He criticised the proposal to split the province as an “ill motive to gradually separate the Tarai from the Hills before declaring a separate state”.
“The residents of Tarai don’t want to be detached from the Hills. Only a handful of leaders from the Madhesi parties are trying to establish the entire Tarai as one province,” said Khanal. “It’s high time the people kept strict vigilance.”
Khanal accused Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of creating a conflict between the people of the Tarai and the Hills, who have lived together peacefully for centuries.