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No government is permanent in democracy : PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday urged neighboring nations, foreign ambassadors and the international community to remain updated on the exact situation, feelings, efforts and policies of the government eliminating confusion and misperceptions.

Leader Oli has also dispersed bits of gossip that the government is in a crisis hinting at the recent political drama about regime change.

Addressing the representatives of Katmandu-based diplomatic missions in the Capital on Wednesday, PM Oli said that no government is permanent in a democratic system. “The term of current parliament will end on January 21, 2018, according to the constitution, until then this government will remain at the helm,” he said.

He appealed to the International community to not doubt the government’s commitment towards democracy, political stability and the human rights.

Briefing the international community the PM additionally said the government was trying endeavors for the implementation of the new Constitution, and alongside this it was trying to convince the Madhes-based parties which have been protesting against the Constitution.

“Everything can be resolved through discourse and we are focused on amending the Constitution to satisfy the dissident parties’ real demands,” the PM said.

Oli further said the only genuine demands of the disgruntled parties will be addressed within the jurisdictions of the constitution. “That’s why we have invited the agitating groups to the negotiating table for dialogue,” said PM Oli.

PM Oli made it clear that the reason behind the government’s aim to hold the local body election is to facilitate the post-earthquake reconstruction as the local election has not been held for the past 15 years.

On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa also briefed the foreign diplomats about the government’s efforts for reconstruction of structures damaged by the massive earthquakes last year and its efforts aimed at concluding the peace process.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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