Lawmakers to get enough time for discussion on draft constitution: Nembang

KATHMANDU: Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang said that the process of revising the preliminary draft of the new constitution has begun after receiving suggestions of general public.

Speaking at an interaction programme organised by the Nepal Law Society and the International Idea in the capital on Tuesday, CA chair Nembang said that the notable participation of the people has approved the efforts towards promulgating the new constitution by mid-August.

He added that there would be no compromise in the established procedures, process, norms and the required time for discussions on the draft in the name of fast track constitution drafting process.

Lawmakers would get enough time for discussing the issues of the new constitution, he added. Chair Nembang said that the constitution drafting process was in a final stage as the public feedbacks have been collected for the same.

Similarly, Prabha Bajracharya, a member of the Committee on Citizens Relations and Constitution Suggestion member said that the people had given feedbacks to revise the preamble and correct the linguistic errors. Former lawmaker Khim Lal Devkota commented that the 16-point pact and draft have no matching.

Similarly, advocate Pushpa Bhusal informed that the public had given suggestions for directly elected executive head.

Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) President Dr Mahendra Bista urged to mention the term 'full press freedom' in the new constitution as the provision was even in the Interim Constitution.

Likewise, Press Chautari Chairman Rajendra Aryal, Nepal Law Society Executive Director Krishna Man Pradhan and Khusi Tharu of International Idea said that the public participation on the draft of the new constitution has proved that people are superior in the constitution drafting process.