People dissatisfied with feedback collection in far-western region

Dhangadi, July 21

District Bar Unit Doti Chairman Govinda Joshi today gave suggestions on the draft constitution and requested lawmakers to take the feedback seriously.

Far-west folks doubt their suggestions will be included in the new constitution. “Earlier, the lawmakers had reached the villages with their commitments, but in vain,” said Dalit leader Kumar Singh Tailor of Doti. He said the feedback forms were scattered carelessly in grocery shops of the districts.

Gambir Singh Aire, Civil Society leader of Kailali, stressed that the collected feedback should be implemented in the new statute, not ignored.

Locals termed the feedback collection a mere formality as they could not find the draft of the constitution easily in their areas. Journalist Karna Sah said that negligible number of people had participated in the programme.

Locals complained that residents of remote hilly districts like Accham, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi, Darchula, and Dadeldhura had not received the draft constitution. Likewise, people from all VDCs of Kailali are yet to receive the draft.

Padma Gurung of Dadeldhura said the feedback collection programme was organised in a small room. “It should have been managed in open space so that people could openly express their thoughts,” she said.

Local folks accused lawmakers, who had reached the district for feedback collection, of delivering irrelevant political speeches. They said leaders had presented their party’s concept rather than sought suggestions from the people.