Nepal Constitution amendment to take place on May 18

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 9 (ANI): Political parties in Nepal have reportedly reached an agreement to move ahead on the Constitution amendment process in Parliament on May 18. In the meeting held at Prime Minister's residence on Tuesday morning, leaders of various parties agreed to move forward on the issue, reports the Kathmandu Post. Meanwhile, Gathabandhan leaders have expressed dissatisfaction over the Constitution amendment process taking a back seat. During the meeting, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) leaders warned that they would consider boycotting the second phase of local polls and organising protest programmes if the amendment process fails to gain momentum. The RJPN, that decided to abstain from the first phase of the local polls have urged the three big parties to amend the constitution before the second phase of elections. (ANI)