Take heed, lest the nation falls: Nembang

KATHMANDU: Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman Subas Nembang today urged the political parties to be cautious over the consequences that would be resulting from not passing the annual budget on time. He also asked the parties to be responsible and save the nation from crisis.

Nembang, upon his return from Geneva of Switzerland after participating in the 121st assembly of International Parliamentary Union (IPU), said, “The parties must be aware about the consequences the country will have to face if the budget is not passed on time.” Both the ruling and the opposition parties would be equally responsible for the crisis that would result if the budget was not passed and constitution was not drafted on time,” Nembang told journalists at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Nembang also informed that the CA’s work schedule had been affected as it was changed for six times. However, “There are some bases to say that the constitution could still be written on time. But the schedule cannot be changed anymore as the deadline for promulgating the constitution is May 28, 2010, he said.

“The country can not run on interim constitution for longer time,” he added.

Sharing experiences of Geneva visit, Nembang said that the international community was closely watching Nepal’s political crisis and other developments. He urged the parties to seek solution of all problems from the parliament.