CHITWAN, Dec 8: A convention of leading cadres of CPN-UML has decided to support the recent agreement reached among the major political parties to form a political committee and mandate it to resolve the disputes on provincial boundaries within a period of three months.
The party’s two-day convention held at Sauraha, Chitwan also supported the major parties’ decision to move forward the bill to amend the new constitution.
The government has registered a bill to amend the constitution’s provision relating to ensuring proportional representative system and constitution delimitation.
“While reviewing the proposed provincial boundaries, it must be ensured that communal harmony shall be promoted, national integrity is further strengthened and it shall support in achieving economic prosperity of the country,” said a 16-point declaration made at Sauraha on Tuesday evening.
The gathering, which was addressed by the party’s top leaders including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, also expressed deep concerns over the looming humanitarian crisis created by the two-month-long blockade imposed by India.
“The blockade is against the UN Charter, the SAARC Charter and several bilateral treaties and agreements signed between the two countries,” read the declarations. “This situation has also harmed the age-old relation between the two countries and hurt the people to people relations.”
The convention urged the Indian side to immediately lift the blockade, ease the supply chain and improve the bilateral relation. The gathering urged the government to introduce special relief package for the Dalits, minority communities, Muslims and other backward and marginalized communities in Tarai-Madhes districts.
“This convention also demands that the government take effective initiatives to do away with poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, violence against women, racial discrimination, untouchability and other problems,” read the statement.
Published on: My Republica (December 8, 2015)