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India welcomes constitution amendments bill

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KATHMANDU — The Indian Foreign Ministry has welcomed two amendments bills endorsed by a parliament meeting on Sunday as positive developments.

Tweeting this morning, Vikas Swarup, Spokesperson at the Ministry, stated India’s acknowledgement of the amendment bill and hoped other issues were also ‘addressed in constructive spirit’.

‘We regard the two amendments passed yesterday by the Nepali Parliament as positive developments. We hope that other outstanding issues are similarly addressed in a constructive spirit’, Swarup tweeted on Sunday.

The parliament meeting on Saturday night endorsed First Amendment to the Constitution of Nepal four months after the promulgation of the constitution.

Legislature parliament on Saturday amended three Articles of the constitution: Article 42 (social justice), Article 84 (formation of House of Representatives) and Article 286 (Electoral Constituency Delineation Commission) as 461 lawmakers voted in favour while seven voted against it.

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Action should be taken against the corrupt : Prachand





LAHAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he is committed for not letting commission mongers and corrupt walk freely, stating development of the country is in a mess due to them.

“Development cannot be imagined without good governance. Action should be taken against the corrupt to maintain good governance. The government will take stern step for the same,” Dahal said while laying the foundation stone for upgrading task of East-West Postal Highway at Bariyarpatti of Siraha on Tuesday.

Saying political revolution has now completed, he expressed the view that Nepal would be made a prosperous country of the world within five to ten years with a new revolution of development.

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Likewise, Dahal also said that the left alliance had assured people of good governance, stability, development and prosperity through its common manifesto and claimed that the incumbent government, which has garnered around two thirds majority, would fulfill people’s wish and aspiration.

Saying the plan of upgrading of postal highway, which is considered as a lifeline of Madhes, was forwarded during his term as the Prime Minister, he said upgrading of the postal highway would not be obstructed in any pretext.

Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, said that all political parties should stand together for the development and prosperity of the country.

He also said that the government would take action against those contractors who failed to complete the construction task on deadline.

Likewise, Chief Minister of province no 2, Lalbabu Raut, expressed determination that the provincial government would present itself strongly to control corruption.

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