Ruling Alliance Press For Constitution Drafting

Ruling Alliance Press For Constitution Drafting

Jan. 21, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. : 08 No.- 14 January 16 - 2015 (Magh 2, 2071)

Ruling alliance urged the opposition alliance of UCPN (Maoist) and Madhes-based parties to respect people´s long wait for new constitution and to participate in the constitution drafting procedure immediately.

Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, CPN (ML), Rastriya Janamorcha, CPN (Samyukta), Nepal Family Party, Janajagaran Party as well as two independent lawmakers issued a joint press release and urged the oppositions to stop ´undemocratic´, ´irresponsible´ and ´anarchist´ activities like ´vandalism´ within the CA.

 In the meantime, they have also stressed that they are committed to drafting a democratic constitution as per people´s aspirations.

The ruling alliance has urged the opposition to participate in the constitution drafting procedure and not hold the people´s mandate and CA´s majority hostage.

“Following meetings on Sunday and Monday morning, a consensus was reached on the issues of system of governance, electoral system and judiciary. An understanding had been made to send the consensus issues to the drafting committee and hold further discussions on the issue of state restructuring. However, the UCPN (Maoist) backtracked on the understanding Monday evening,” stated the press release reports My Republica.

“We time and again urged the UCPN (Maoist) and the Madhes-based parties to settle the unresolved issues through legal and democratic process but they came up with protest to obstruct the constitution drafting process. We condemn these activities,” the statement further said.

The ruling alliance has termed the act of ´vandalism´ in the CA as an attack on people´s sovereignty and the popularly elected CA.

“Monday´s ´vandalism´ will remain as a dark blemish in the democratic history of Nepal. It has harmed the process of of institutionalizing the achievements of the people´s movement and democracy itself,” said the ruling alliance.

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