Prez urges legal eagles to press for new statute

- POST REPORT, CHITWAN

Mar 19, 2015-

President Ram Baran Yadav has said that legal professionals should exert pressure on political parties to write new constitution without delay.

Addressing the inauguration function of the 13th national convention of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) at Tandi in Chitwan on Thursday, the President said that the legal professionals from all 75 districts should collectively put pressure on the parties to find a way out from the current political stalemate.

He also urged the parties to resolve the disputed issues of constitution writing in consensus.

“From this stage, I would like to request, with palms folded respectfully, to Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhes-based parties, among others, to promulgate the constitution through consensus,” he said.

Constitution Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang claimed that the parties were close to reaching a consensus on the contentious issues of constitution writing.

“The issue of federalism has become complicated, but the parties are close to settling the issues regarding federal boundary and names and number of states,” he said.

The CA chairman expressed his belief that the contentious issues would be resolved within a couple of days.

The NBA conference will continue until Saturday. Around 3,000 legal professionals from 75 districts are participating.

Published: 20-03-2015 10:09

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