Be serious, experts tell politicians

Kathmandu, March 11:

Constitutional experts, senior lawyers and political analysts have urged the major political parties to be serious if they really wanted to make the constitution on time and take the peace process to a logical conclusion.

Speaking at an interaction on ‘Obstacles and Remedies to Constitution-making’, organised by Friends For Peace, former speaker of the House of Representative Daman Nath Dhungana said, “The government hasn’t been able to create an environment to write the constitution.”

Dhungana further said that integration, rehabilitation and management of the Maoist combatants should go hand in hand to lead the peace process to a logical end. He accused the political parties of not being serious about drafting the constitution.

Former Justice of the Supreme Court Laxman Prasad Aryal highlighted the need of national consensus to formulate the constitution on time.

Political analyst Krishna Khanal said, “We are still in confusion about the basic fundamentals of the constitution, on which political parties have not started any dialogue yet.”

“There are many challenges ahead and overcoming these challenges is really tough,” Khanal said.