Recentfusion.com—Pokhara: Nepali Congress center member and Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narsingh KC Sunday stressed on national consensus among major political parties to hold the elections within the time stipulated by the constitution.
Speaking in a press conference organized by Nepal Press Union Kaski in Pokhara, Minister KC said that the promulgation of constitution made possible as Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN-MC had joined their hands, so, to implement the constitution, these forces should go hand in hand.
According to KC, the local level, provincial and general election could be hold only after the national consensus among the major political forces. ‘We should take CPN-UML on board to hold the election’, KC said. He however didn’t say UML should join the government but claimed that Nepali Congress is ready to go in opposition bench if the nation gets way out.
Minister KC also said that the constitution should be amended before the elections to address the demands of Madhesi and Tharus. He claimed that the nation might face crisis if the constitution won’t be amended before the elections. ‘Constitution won’t be amended against the national unity, social harmony and sovereignty’, KC said.
He also said that the national unity is the only way to implement the constitution. He added that there was no need to teach Nepali Congress about nationalism and his party was against the ultra-nationalism.
Saying that his ministry was strict on implementing the recent building code, he added the government is working against the public land encroachment and misuse. Minister KC also said that his ministry is working to form a Pokhara Valley Unified Development Authority, comprising Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City and Lekhnath Municipality. He also unveiled his concept of Mega City, extending Pokhara to the some areas of Tanahun District.