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‘Nepal Constitution to be amended to address Madhesi demands’

Former Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday said the Constitution would soon be amended to accommodate the demands of the agitating Madhesi parties and other ethnic groups.

“The issue relating to the Constitution’s amendment will be resolved soon as agreement is being forged among the main opposition CPN-UML and agitating Madhesi parties in this regard. Preparations for elections are also underway along with the process of constitutional amendment,” Nepali Congress president Deuba said in Dhangadhi.

“The constitution will be fully implemented with the conduct of parliamentary, provincial and local level elections,” he said.

Meanwhile, talks held among the top leaders of the three major parties – Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) – at the PM’s residence were moving towards positive direction, sources said.

The discussions held on the issue of amending the Constitution were positive and senior leaders have agreed to register a proposal on this in Parliament at the earliest, sources said. 
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