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RJD-N threatens to walk out of Nepal govt

ANI | Updated: Oct 09, 2018 09:12 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Oct 9 (ANI): The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, a key Madhesi party, demanding amendment in Nepal's constitution, has threatened to walk out of the two-third majority government led by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
The RJP-N sent a memorandum to the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers on Monday through the Chief District Officers of the country.
The Madhesi party threatened to walk out of the government if it does not address its demands and previous promises.
"If the two-third majority gaining government does not allow Resham Chaudhary to take oath as MP, withdraw the political cases filed against the cadres, release the imprisoned ones along with the political and public demands along with the issue of constitutional amendment and does not take it forth, the RJP-N will be compelled to withdraw its support to the government," the memorandum stated.
The party also said that the country will be pushed into strife once again, the responsibility of which will have to be taken by the incumbent government.
The RJP-N further accused KP Oli-led government of showing "indifferent behaviour" towards its demands since it was formed around 210 days ago.
Earlier too, Madhesi leader Rajendra Mahato had warned the current administrations that if it failed to amend the constitution, it will have to face similar crises like the previous government.
A previous attempt to amend the Constitution had failed, owing to lack of a two-thirds clear majority in the previously dissolved parliament in 2017.
With the three-tier elections were held simultaneously within a short duration, the Communist parties of Nepal garnered a two-thirds majority and appointed K P Sharma Oli as the first Prime Minister of federal Nepal. (ANI)