No poll dates before end of Amendment Bill debate: Dahal's advisor

| Updated: Feb 05, 2017 01:06 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 3 (ANI): Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's chief political advisor Chakrapani Khanal on Saturday said the government would not announce local poll dates unless the Constitution Amendment Bill is finalised. Khanal said that the Prime Minister had already assured leaders of the agitating Madhes-centric parties that the dates would be announced only after finalising the bill tabled at the House. "The Prime Minister and the (United Democratic Madhesi) Front have made an agreement yesterday. Now, the poll dates would be announced only after implementing that," the Himalayan Times quoted Khanal as saying. "There should a national consensus for the elections. The CPN-UML also should support to make such a favourable environment," he added. (ANI)
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