HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BIRATNAGAR: Nepali Congress central leader Dr Shekhar Koirala today warned that reinstating the dissolved Constituent Assembly would plunge the country into ethnic strife.
Speaking at an interaction in Biratnagar, Koirala said, “The reinstated CA or election for the new CA is sure to push the nation into the violent path of Afghanistan and ethnic tension”.
Koirala also ruled out the possibility that any Constituent Assembly would be able to promulgate a new constitution in the country.
Offering a solution to the political imbroglio facing the country, Koirala said that country should hold parliamentary elections not fresh CA polls as proposed by the government.
Calling senior NC leader Sher Bahadur Deuba’s remark in favour of reviving the dissolved CA his personal view, Koirala predicted that resurrection would push the country into civil war.
On a different note, Koirala said legal eagles and experts should prepare the draft constitution and referendum should be held on contentious issues of secularism, single identity-based federal set-up and other disputed issues.
Reminding that many countries had drafted and endorsed the constitution through suffrage, he said parliament must take the final call on the other issues of the statute.
If the new election of the Constituent Assembly is held, new forces including Brahmin, Kshetri, Tharu, Muslim, Christians will enter the CA and that will worsen the situation. Koirala clarified that single identity-based federal set-up and two provinces in the Tarai Madhes would not be acceptable to his party.