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Excitement for local polls is building up across Nepal even as the constitution amendment bill looks unlikely to be endorsed
The common people in Birganj are not that concerned about the amendment. But they will not vote if there is fear of violence.
The 67th National Democracy Day was observed in subdued fashion but Prime Minister Dahal didn’t announce a fixed date for local elections in his Democracy day speech as it was rumoured.
PM Dahal needs to show he wants elections, otherwise the NC and UML could gang up against him.
The government is reluctant to endorse the report on local bodies, fearing that Madhesi parties will harden their stand on amending the Constitution
“If that idea works now, why was it not accepted when we were in power?”
The dinner meeting held by the PM to resolve the misunderstandings between UML and le UCPN(M) did not go very well.