Bring all on board: Dahal

  • constitution-writing process
- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Aug 18, 2014-

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Wednesday that all the stakeholders of the peace process need to be incorporated for the successful completion of twin tasks of writing the constitution and completing the remaining tasks of peace process.

He warned that the process of constitution writing could be hampered if the task of peace process such as forming the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is not completed in time.

The remarks from the opposition leader in Parliament follow disgruntlement of some other parties, including the Madhesis, over the possibility of being sidelined on numerical strength. “Maoists, Madhesis, Janajatis among others are key stakeholders of the peace process and a move to isolate them will not augur well for the constitution writing process,” Dahal told the House.

The Maoists, along with the Madhesi parties, are cautious about the intent of the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML as they fear the two coalition partners may renege on their commitment to the number of issues about the constitution writing, something expressed by Dahal to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday morning. In fact, the Maoists and Madhesis have decided to come up with a common position on the constitution writing.

Dahal, on the other hand, made clear his intentions to bring the breakaway CPN-Maoist on board the statute writing process, taking up the agenda during a meeting with both NC and UML. “Baidyaji should be brought aboard the process for the sake of constitution. That is the basis of our agreement with them,” said Maoist lawmaker Haribol Gajurel.

Published: 19-08-2014 09:12

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