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Constitution amendment can be thought after local election : Oli

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KATHMANDU — CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli has said that the issue of constitution amendment could be thought of only after the local Poll.

Talking to media persons at Tribhuvan International Airport on his arrival from Bangkok today, the UML Chair reiterated to holding local poll in single phase in the slated date of May 14. Chair Oli today returned home after his follow up medical checkup from Thailand.

He added that the unnecessary issues and obstacles should not be brought forth to obstruct the election process.

Leader Oli denied any conditions regarding the May 14 election adding that there can be no ‘but or if’ when it comes to holding the local election.

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Oli who is also the former Prime Minister ruled out the possibility of holding local election in two phases.
Referring to some of the Madhes-centric parties’ merger process, leader Oli termed it as positive signal.

To a query of journalists regarding the party’s election manifesto and candidacy, Chair Oli said these tasks will be completed soon.
He further shared that the he had undergone the hernia surgery as well along with other follow up health examinations in Thailand.

Party acting chair Bamdev Gautam, general secretary Ishwar Pokharel, leader Subas Nembang among other central leaders were on hand at the airport to welcome chair Oli.

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Province 6 named Karnali, capital Surkhet

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SURKHET — Province number 6 has became the first province to get a name as a provincial assembly meeting renamed it Karnali on Saturday. The meeting also fixed Birendranagar in Surkhet as its Capital.

A meeting of the provincial assembly convened on Saturday unanimously endorsed the proposal to name the province as ‘Karnali’ and also fixed Birendranagar in Surket as the capital of the province which until now, Birendranagar was the temporary provincial capital.

CPN-UML Parliamentary Party leader of the province Yam Lal Kadel had proposed the name of the province while Din Bandu Shrestha of Nepali Congress, Ganesh Prasad Singh of CPN (Maoist Center) and Sohila Sahi of Rastriya Prajatantra Party seconded the proposal.

The name Karnali was endorsed by 37 of the 40 provincial assembly members.

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Likewise, Birendranagar, Surkhet, as Capital was proposed by opposition Nepali Congress’s Jiban Bahadur Shahi.

Speaking at the assembly, lawmaker from Jumla Dig Bandu Shrestha said Karnali will be an appropriate name as it sends out a strong message of geographical unity.

The meeting later unanimously endorsed the proposal. After that, another proposal was also tabled at the assembly, to fix Birendranagar as the provincial capital .

Nepali Congress PP leader of the province Jiwan Bahadur Sahi had proposed to make Birendranagar the province capital while Ambar Bahadur Sahi of CPN-UML and Naresh Bhandari of CPN (Maoist Center) seconded the proposal.

Lawmakers from CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepal Congress voted for the proposal. Only Rastriya Prajatantra Party lawmaker Soshila Sahi voted against .

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