CA chair advocates discretion
KATHMANDU, July 24
Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang on Friday warned the political parties not to take a public stand based on the people’s response on the preliminary draft of new constitution.
He advised the parties to incorporate the feedback in the draft as much as possible without making statements that might derail or delay the constitution-making process.
“If political parties take a public stand based on public response, it will only lead to disputes, which might derail the achievements that we have gained so far,” he added.
Recently some key politicians, including CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, made statements that contradict the 16-point agreement — on forms of governance, religion and federalism.
Nembang, however, added that efforts have to be made to address people’s concerns as much as possible while giving the final shape to the constitution.
“Public ownership of the constitution will increase only if we address public’s concerns and make the statute easy to implement,” he added.