MK Nepal’s sermon on dual concerns

KATHMANDU: Senior leader of the CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal Friday said political parties were not paying attention to frame the constitution on time and to take the peace process to a logical end.

Addressing a programme organised by the GEFONT to mark the May Day, the chairman of the constitutional committee in the Constitutional Assembly said questions were being raised about the timely promulgation of the constitution. He said, “Some parties are proving part of the problem, rather than part of the solution.”

The former UML general secretary maintained that integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants was a must to lead the peace process to a logical end.

Nepal heavily criticised the Maoist-led government for dragging the Nepali Army into controversy and blamed the Maoists of being a factor of instability. “Army is a sensitive institution requiring a careful handling.” Nepal further said the army should remain under the civilian control and it should obey the directives of the government.

He also blamed the Maoists of trying to impose autocracy in the country. People do not accept autocracy in any form; any party trying to impose one-party rule will finish, he added.Stating that the UCPN-Maoist was trying to defame the national army, Nepal said the government should follow the constitution while ousting the Chief of Army Staff.