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We joined govt on condition of constitution amendment: DPM Yadav

GORKHA: Central Chair of Socialist Party Nepal and Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav has reminded that his party had joined the government on a condition of constitution amendment. DPM Yadav said this at a programme organized to announce the district unification of Nayashakti Party Nepal and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal here today.
“There is no point in sticking to government if the government fails to fulfil the condition the party set while joining it,” he said, expressing worry that no initiative was taken to amend constitution. The party needs to share the fact before the people. He, however, said it was not good to ascertain that the government would not amend the national charter.
Socialist party was for revisiting the constitution’s provisions on identity, electoral system, form of governance and discrimination, the DPM reminded. “The ruling parties have not said that they won’t amend constitution,” he said, adding, “But, why they are delaying.”
The Chairman further admitted that the present communist-led government failed to deliver as per people’s expectation. According to him, it was natural that people placed huge hope on the government on which we too joined.
On a different note, the Health Minister said health sector could not be improved for lack of adequate budget. “WHO has urged the States to allocate 10 percent of total budget to health sector, but in Nepal, only 4.48 percent has been allocated to health sector. It is negligible indeed,” he said.

Published Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 09:22 AM

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