Constitution to be amended in consultation with Madhesis, assures Deuba

DHANGADHI: Nepali Congress senior leader and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said the Constitution would be amended only in consultation with the protesting Madhes-based parties.

Speaking at an anniversary function of a local school in Kailali district headquarters Dhangadhi today, Deuba said major parties including the NC were holding talks with the United Madhesi Democratic Front leaders to incorporate their views in the amendment.

"There are some rights missing," the senior leader said, "The Constitution will be amended to fulfill that gap."

Deuba was hopeful that the parties could find a solution to the crisis soon.

He reiterated that different communities living together for decades should maintain communal harmony.

He assured local Tharus that they would get their rights under the new Constitution.

Speaking at the same function, another NC leader Bimalendra Nidhi commended the Constitution as the most democratic one of the world.

NC central leaders Ramesh Lekhak and Gagan Thapa had also spoken at the function.


'Reconstruction based on geopolitics'

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare CP Mainali said the state reconstruction should be made as per the geopolitics and foreign policies of Nepal.

Mainali was speaking at a press meet in Dhangadhi today.

A high-level political mechanism should be formed to settle the disputes over demarcation of the states surfaced today, he suggested.

The mechanism would study all voices being raised for review on demarcation of states as well as Nepal's relationship with other nations, he claimed.

Mainali was of the view that all problems facing the nation should be settled through talks.