Kathmandu, February 24
Chair of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Upendra Yadav today said the new constitution had no future as it was discriminatory and favoured only the ruling class.
Addressing a function organised by the party’s student wing, Yadav said the new constitution had failed to protect the rights of Madhesis, Janajatis, Dalits, Muslims, women, and deprived and oppressed communities.
Commenting on the New Force Campaign being led by former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai, Yadav said an organisation could not be new just because the word ‘new’ was added to its name.
Yadav said any leader or party that endorsed a flawed constitution could not become a new force. He said the party was ready to pay any price for securing the rights of oppressed communities.
“No party which has promulgated a discriminatory constitution on the sole basis of numerical strength can be revolutionary.
The Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML and the Unified CPN-Maoist have abandoned the agendas of change. The new constitution is a testimony to this,” Yadav added.
A version of this article appears in print on February 25, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.