Blaming India for the over 100-day blockade of the key border trade points and interfering in Nepal's internal affairs, two Leftist lawmakers on Tuesday obstructed Parliament session demanding that Indian envoy should be sent back.
Law minister Agni Kharel said the government was ready to address the demands of the Joint Madhesi Front by amending the newly-promulgated Constitution. He was addressing a press meet in Damak Municipality.
India should lift the "undeclared blockade" of a key border trade point with Nepal as the people are facing severe hardships due to scarcity of essential goods like fuel and cooking gas, a veteran politician said on Thursday.
Nepal today said it was still hopeful of talks with the disgruntled Madhesi parties, hours after India and the US expressed concern over violent protests by minority groups protesting the seven province federal model under the new Constitution.
Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam today said the next government to be formed after the promulgation of the new Constitution in July will be headed by his CPN-UML party which will lead the massive post-earthquake relief work.
Thousands of opposition supporters in Nepal on Saturday staged a massive protest rally here to press the government over their demand of drafting the Constitution through consensus, prompting police to fire teargas and water cannons in which over 20 protesters were injured.
Nepali lawmakers were Wednesday set to miss a self-imposed deadline for promulgation of the country`s new constitution after the various political parties failed to reach a consensus on key issues eluding a resolution.
A meeting of Nepal's three major political parties to discuss the formation of a high level committee to resolve issues relating to the Constitution as well as providing relief to the families of those killed during the Maoist insurgency, ended inconclusively on Sunday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday averted a diplomatic disaster by meeting leaders of the ruling CPN-UML just before returning to India after a three-day visit which she said was "productive" and "successful".
The Nepali Congress on Wednesday failed to resolve differences with coalition partner CPN-UML over the allocation of the key portfolio of Home Ministry, raising doubts over the ability of the new government to end the prolonged political uncertainty in the country.