UML revives eight-party alliance to block passage of constitution amendment

Kathmandu, April 27

The main opposition party, CPN-UML, revived a dormant eight-party alliance led by it in a bid to block the endorsement of constitution amendment bill the government has recently tabled.

A nine-party alliance was active in opposing the constitution amendment bill the government had registered in November last year. The bill was later withdrawn in early April. The alliance also turned dormant as it did not have any agenda.

A constituent of the alliance, Shivalal Thapa-led Rastriya Janamukti Party, has already been merged with the Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar-led Madheshi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic to form the Nepal Democratic Forum. Now, there are only eight parties in the UML-led front.

The UML has called a meeting of the alliance at its Parliamentary Party Office in Singhadarbat at 12 pm today. The meeting will prepare a strategy to block the endorsement of the bill.

The main opposition has been claiming that the bill was against national interests.

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