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Nepal PM assures Madhes delegation of addressing Constitution amendment demands

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday met the delegation from Madheshi Ethnic Society Coordination Society and assured them about addressing the demands made by the agitating parties in relation to the Constitution amendment.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Dahal also assured that the election slated for May 14 will commence successfully in a harmonious environment.

He said that efforts are underway to bring the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) along for the election, adding that extremism will hurt the nation.

“We all should go together. If extremism is seen in Madhesh then it is a huge loss for Madhesi and the whole nation. If extremism is seen in Hills then it is a huge loss for Pahadis, loss to Madhesh and loss to the whole nation,” Dahal said.

In addition, the Prime Minister stressed on unity for holding the local polls and claimed that the government is in continuous attempt to break the stalemate.

“There is no option rather than going together. The government is in continuous attempt. The main obstacle is amendment of constitution and it requires two-third majority and the government don’t have the absolute majority,” said Dahal.

The delegation has submitted the letter to Prime Minister Dahal with demands to amend the Constitution as earlier as possible. (ANI)