Constitution not discriminatory, argues PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the new Constitution has not treated anyone differently and solution to the current problems should be sought through talks.

Inaugurating the 8th general convention of the NGO Federation here today, the PM said, "The Constitution has not discriminated against anyone. Negative publicity of Constitution is being done by some (sides). This is untrue. This Constitution has honoured all."

The PM expressed concerns saying that attempts were made to create gaps and communal disputes among the people by interpreting the Constitution in a narrow fashion.

Saying that torching the ambulances carrying patients and medicine-laden trucks would not take the country to the right direction, Prime Minister Oli claimed that situation in Tarai has turned worse due to some people.

He also urged the agitating sides not to trouble the commoners by shutting down the hospitals and academic institutions. "I am ready to face any sort of suffering, but the country should be stopped from going into the conflict."

Stating that Nepal can resolve its crisis on its own, Oli urged the neighbours to help in this issue. The country witnessed a heavy loss due to the Tarai protest and the border blockade imposed by India and people's right to live was choked, PM Oli added.