Take pride in statute, says UML leader Nepal

Kathmandu, October 15

CPN-UML leader Mahdav Kumar Nepal today said that Nepali citizens should take pride in the new constitution as it has ended years-long political uncertainty.

Addressing the Legislature-Parliament, leader Nepal said the country has taken a new course with the promulgation of the new constitution. He claimed that India had loosened its unofficial blockade after formation of the new government. He hoped that the new government would soon remove the remaining hurdles in the import of fuel and other supplies from India.

Talking about the unrest in the Tarai, he said protests and political mistrust would not solve the problem. He also called on the protesting parties to hold dialogue with the government.

Also addressing the meeting, UCPN (Maoist) leader Agni Prasad Sapkota urged the government to focus on effective implementation of post-earthquake reconstruction efforts.

“The unofficial blockade imposed by India has made life difficult for the common people. I hope the country would able to seek a solution soon,” he said. He also said that neighbouring countries should respect the rights of landlocked countries like Nepal.

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal Chief Whip Dilnath Giri urged the government to take immediate steps to ease supply of daily essentials.

Likewise, Jitendra Narayan Dev, leader of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal (Democratic), said all political parties should act seriously to address the concerns of Tarai/Madhes.