Print Edition - 2014-12-28 | Nation
Dahal bats for inclusiveness
Dec 27, 2014-
UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Saturday that the new constitution should try to accommodate more and more political forces though absolute consensus is not possible.
Receiving a memorandum from an alliance of professionals at his residence in Lazimpat, the opposition party leader said the new national charter should not sow the seeds of another conflict in the country.
The party has been pressing that its splinter CPN-Maoist should be incorporated in the constitution drafting process through a round-table conference.
Just 25 days before the January 22 statute promulgation deadline, Dahal said the parties were in talks to find consensus in order to issue the new constitution on time. The professionals’ alliance pressed the opposition party to meet the constitution deadline.
Dahal said that the discussions among the parties were focused on federalism. He added that the new constitution should minimise the regional, linguistic and geographical disparities faced by the people.
On the forms of government, Dahal said either the prime minister or the President should enjoy executive rights. He, however, said the Maoists cannot accept the parliamentary system as proposed by the ruling parties.
Published: 28-12-2014 10:20