No option but consensus, says Nembang

PARBAT: Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang today said that the constitution drafting process was affected due to disagreements among political parties. He also said that there was no alternative to moving ahead with collaboration among the parties.

Inaugurating a local Deedibahini FM, managed by Nari Utthan Samaj in Parbat this morning, Nembang said that the constitution drafting process would be affected if a consensus among political parties was not reached within a few days.

Stating that political parties had made people hopeless by sticking to their political interests and by keeping aside the major task of drafting the constitution, he added that unity among political parties was the only solution for the current political crisis.

Nembang said that the people had asked the political parties to move ahead together. He also indicated that the new constitution should to be made shorter by including only major issues as a very short period was left for drafting the same.

In the programme, Nembang praised efforts of women in managing the radio station. He said that even women can perform "unexpected" jobs. He also said that the operation of the radio would be more challenging than its inauguration.

Nembang also inaugurated the highest suspension bridge of Nepal -- Kusma-Gyadi bridge -- in Parbat. The bridge, which is built at a height of 135 meters, is also the second longest suspension bridge with a length of 344 meters.

Inaugurating the bridge, Nembang said that Nepalis from Mechi to Mahakali will learn a lesson in building bridges in other remote areas too. The bridge that cost Rs 20 million connects 24 VDCs with district headquarters Kushma.