CA continues deliberations on constitution draft

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have pointed out the need of ensuring proportional and inclusive representation in every bodies of the state in the draft of new constitution.

Participating in the deliberations on the proposal tabled, seeking permission to publish the first integrated draft of the new constitution in Nepal's gazette for people's feedback, at the Constituent Assembly, lawmakers stressed on including the provision of death penalty in rape, genocide and other serious crimes.

Speaking in the meeting, Yagya Raj Sunar opined for arranging reservation provision for marginalised and deprived communities as the draft has remained silent over the matter.

Lawmaker Gokul Prasad Gharti opined for making the constitution as consensus document.

Lawmaker Ganga Devi Dangi opined for correcting the provisions related to women rights.

Similarly lawmakers Bikram Pandey, Rajya Laxmi Shrestha, Shankar Bhandari, Taraman Gurung, Dinesh Chandra Yadav also opined for correcting some provisions.

Lawmaker Prakash Man Singh who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development said that the draft of the constitution was not a final and thous could be corrected.

He was of the opinion that the provisions apropos to media, religious freedom, citizenship, threshold and local bodies' election in the draft should be made clear.