Democracy in village level will institutionalise Constitution: UML leader Khanal

KATHMANDU: Senior leader of the CPN-UML Jhala Nath Khanal has said the benefits of democracy should be reached to every village in order to institutionalise new constitution.

Inaugurating the 11th convention of Bhojpur-Kathmandu Liaison of the party in the capital city on Saturday, senior leader Khanal said the new constitution has contributed a lot to end feudalism. Now the country has entered capitalism.

According to him, some internationalist forces had tried to block the constitution. He expressed worry that the new constitution is however greeted by blockade by India.

"India is earning a bad repute internationally for its blockade on Nepal," the former Prime Minister said, adding that after serious discussion on the blockade in India's Rajyasabha, the blockade would not last long.

On the occasion, Minister for Information and Communications Technology, Sherdhan Rai, said the government was devoted to a nationwide campaign of public awareness on the new constitution.

"Government is making efforts seriously to end the humanitarian crisis emerged with the blockade," he said, hoping that solution was imminent.

Separate committee was formed to ensure timely completion of the development project, according to him.

Other leaders of the CPN-UML speaking on the occasion underscored the need of unity among all for stability and development in the country.