After RPP-N, it’s FSP-N’s turn to boycott feedback collection on statute draft

KATHMANDU: The Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) announced to boycott feedback collection on the first draft of constitution.

Earlier, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal had announced not to send any of its lawmakers in the feedback collection process.

Issuing a press statement today, the fifth largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA) also followed suit, claiming that the draft sent to people is 'incomplete'.

The Madhes and Janajati-centric party has commented that the draft is against Articles 138 and 82 of the Interim Constitution as well as sentiments proportional inclusion, identity and federalism.

The CA’s decision to take the draft to public for feedback has also violated the June 19 stay order of the Supreme Court, argued Yadav in the statement.

The Court had observed that the CA cannot promulgate the new constitution without naming and setting boundaries of Pradeshes.

The draft constitution, however, has not mentioned names and borders of federal states.

The FSP-N, hence, said the draft is incomplete.