Couldn't deliver well despite my desire for effectiveness, admits PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the national situation turned adverse and he could not deliver well though he had a desire to speed up the government's works for welfare of the country and its people by forming a small Cabinet.

Addressing a programme on new Constitution and accountability of service delivery organised by High Level Administration Reforms Implementation and Monitoring Committee here in the Capital today, PM Oli said he, however, continue his attempts to deliver on his promises.

He added that the nation was on the way to development and economic prosperity after the implementation of the new Constitution and therefore no one should obstruct others' rights, freedom and human rights in the name of dissatisfaction and protest.

PM Oli further clarified that the government was open on the delineation of borders of provincial units; therefore there was no meaning of being rigid as it could be resolved through an expert team.

He added that the new Constitution was a great achievement as it was endorsed from the people-elected Constituent Assembly. Therefore, no one could violate it, he urged.

The Prime Minister clarified that the Constitution was issued by considering the geographical, ethnic and social diversity to strengthen the national unity.

The Constitution was drafted considering the aspirations of multi-lingual, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society, he added.

Oli assured that the government would soon provide the assistance to quake survivors and would be effective to control black marketing.

Similarly, Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha urged the political parties and government to run the programmes to make people aware about the features of new Constitution.

He added that no Constitution remains absolute as it needs amendment.

CJ Shrestha added that the Constitution incorporated almost all aspirations of the people. He said the implementation phase was more challenging than promulgating it.

He drew attention of the government for the failure to bring out necessary laws even a long time has elapsed since the Constitution was promulgated.