High time for considering amendment in constitution: DPM Yadav

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Kathmandu–Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Upendra Yadav has asserted that it was high time for Nepal Communist Party (NCP)-led government to implement the agreement to amend the constitution.

A two-point agreement was inked between his party and the ruling party NCP before his party was a part of the incumbent government. NCP) and Yadav-led the then Federal Socialist Party Forum Nepal on May 28, 2018 had entered an agreement, agreeing that the latter would join the incumbent government and amendment could be considered on the constitution on the basis of mutual consents to address various issues raised by the Forum.

DPM Yadav, assuming his new office from today, reiterated that ruling party must walk the talk by enforcing the agreement. Yadav had served as the Minister for Health and Population in the incumbent government before the recent reshuffle of the cabinet by the PM.

DPM Yadav further said, "Constitution amendment is a political issue. We have already inked an agreement on it. Time has come to bring it into effect."

He clarified that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, also Chairperson of NCP, could had assigned the responsibilities of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs so that he would have varied experiences of various ministries. "I now have to prove my mettle in my new office!" he said reassuringly.

Furthermore, the DPM explained, "Reshuffling the cabinet is the special right of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Oli must have entrusted me with his new role and responsibility out of his love for me."

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