Speaker hopes aspirations of all will be addressed

Kathmandu, September 18

Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar on Sunday expressed hope that all political forces would unite to address the aspirations of all marginalised people.

Speaking at a special function organised by the Parliament on the occasion of   Constitution Day, Speaker Magar said all the people and political parties were aware that marginalised groups such as Madhesi, indigenous people, Tharu and others were not satisfied with some provisions of the constitution.

She said she was confident that the political forces would soon address their concerns.

“I hope the political forces, who were united to transform the country into a federal democratic republic will again unite to address the aspirations of all marginalised people,” the Speaker said.

Making a constitution, she added, was a tough task in itself and its effective implementation was tougher than that. She called for united efforts for the implementation of the constitution.

The Speaker said the Parliament had to make dozens of laws to implement the constitution. The Parliament recently has passed judiciary related bills and the high courts have already been formed, she said.

She informed that several bills related to Dalit Commission, Janajati Commission, Madhesi Commission, Tharu Commission, Muslim Commission and National Inclusive Commission and other bills related to implementation of the constitution had already been registered in the Parliament.

She hoped that the government would table other bills, which were related to the implementation of the constitution, soon.

Stating that three types of elections would have to be held before January 22, the Speaker said the political parties needed to work in tandem to complete this constitutional duty.

She also thanked President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Chief Justice Sushila Karki for their participation in the special function orgnised to mark the first Constitution Day.