Federal model has reflected over hundred ethnic, language groups, claims Oli

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli claimed that the new Constitution, with the seven-Pradesh federal model, has reflected all ethnic and language groups living in the nation.

Addressing a ceremony at Tundikhel, organised by three major parties to welcome the new Constitution, Oli said the new charter has given rights to all people living in various parts of the nation.

"As many as 125 ethnic groups and 123 languages, people of mountains, hills and plains, people doing various trades and businesses have been reflected in the federal model," Oli said, "It has assured equal opportunities, rights and respect for all."

He urged agitating Madhesi parties to come to the negotiating table to get their concerns addressed.

"All genuine demands will be addressed as far as appropriate," he said, "Not paying attention to demands of people is impossible in democracy."

The Constitution has envisaged various commissions to provide special facilities to members of backward and marginalised groups and communities including women, Dalit, Janajatis, Muslims and Madhesis, Oli added.

"If there is any problem, we are ready to solve them through various commissions," Oli said, "The Constitution is not non-amendable. It can be amended as per aspirations of people."

It is very sad that some parties have objected to the Constitution, the UML leader said, adding, it is a time of celebration for all of us. "No one has any reason to be dissatisfied."