UML for concluding constitution writing

KATHMANDU: The fifth Central Committee meeting of the CPN-UML unanimously passed the special proposal of Chairman KP Sharma Oli of the party to devote to 'conclude the constitution writing process.'

The proposal has admitted that there were some errors in the draft of the constitution, reasoning the party had to compromise on different issues keeping in view the balance of power. However, the draft constitution has kept in centre the democracy, country and national interests, said Secretary Pradip Gyawali.

Releasing a press statement following the meeting, Secretary Gyawali said the participation of people in the feedback collection programme was really encouraging and it was the aspiration for their ownership of the constitution.

"UML is aware of every evident and hidden conspiracy being hatched against constitution. The party is not desperate to grab prime ministerial post as alleged by some individuals, while it to accomplish its responsibility of issuing the new constitution, protecting the achievements of the people's movement and institutionalise federal democratic republic," added the press release.

The party thanked the National Volunteers MobiliSation Committee for its contribution to the rescue, relief distribution and rehabilitation efforts following the April 25 earthquake. With the completion of these activities, the Committee has been dissolved.

Similarly, the meeting endorsed the policy proposal relating to the annual budget of the party, which was presented by Chief of the Economic Department Bishnu Rimal.

Government urged to hold serious dialogue with both neighbors on Lipulek

The party also drew the government's attention that it immediately take diplomatic initiative and hold serious dialogue with both neighbours- India and China over the Lipulek issue.

The dialogues could be held based on past agreements, historical evidences, and maps. The territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country needs to be focused.

The party meeting also wished for speedy convalescence of senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal who fell ill with high blood pressure.