Gajurel warns of 'people's constitution'

SINDHULIMADI: Unified CPN-Maoist secretary CP Gajurel today said his party would promulgate a people's statute if the Constituent Assembly failed to do so by the May 28 deadline.

Speaking at a mass meet organised by the district committee of the party to mark the 15th anniversary of People's War, he said, "The coalition partners of the government and the government itself do not want to promulgate the new constitution in time," adding, "They are trying to impose presidential rule by delaying the statute drafting process.''

Claiming that the people would revolt against the government, he said, "Our party will assist the revolt."

He further claimed that the remark of the president also showed that conspiracy was being hatched to obstruct the constitution drafting process. However, he maintained that the statute would not be written in favour of the people if his party did not get a chance to promulgate it.