Prime Minister Oli calls an all-party meeting to discuss constitution amendment, Covid-19This is the second all-party meeting Oli has called in the last two weeks.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an all-party meeting to discuss issues including amendment to the constitution and the government’s response to Covid-19.
“The prime minister has called the meeting at 5pm today,” said Surya Thapa, Oli’s press advisor.
The government has registered a constitution amendment proposal in Parliament to amend Schedule 3 of the constitution. An amendment will mean updating the political map of Nepal in the national emblem.
The government on May 20 published a new political map of Nepal depicting Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura within Nepali territories. The territories have been claimed by India as its own.
A constitution amendment proposal was scheduled to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. Since the prime minister wanted to hold talks with parties in the Parliament, the bill was not tabled.
Similarly, the prime minister is also likely to discuss ways to ease the lockdown which has been in place for the last 64 days to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
On Monday, the prime minister in his address to the nation said that his government was well aware of the effect of the lockdown on the economy and inconvenience it has caused for the people.
Covid-19 so far has claimed four lives in Nepal. The Health Ministry has so far confirmed 682 Covid-19 infections in various districts.
The government is also mulling over bringing Nepalis stranded in various countries home.
According to Oli’s foreign affairs advisor Rajan Bhattarai, the prime minister
wants to discuss issues including constitution amendment and coronavirus with the parties represented in Parliament.
This is the second all-party meeting the prime minister has called in two weeks. On May 13, Prime Minister Oli had invited leaders of the political parties represented in the Parliament to discuss the boundary row with India and the Covid-19 pandemic.