Preliminary draft of constitution not in favour of people, claims Yadav
POKHARA: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav said that leaders of two-three political parties unilaterally delivered a preliminary draft of the constitution by issuing a 16-point agreement on the basis of power sharing.
He made the statement while speaking at a press conference organised in Pokhara on Saturday.
Yadav said that they were forced to tear the copies of the preliminary draft of the constitution as it was not in favour of people.
The 16-point agreement was against the spirit of past agreements, he said.
Leader Yadav accused top-notch leaders of the major political forces of delivering the first draft of the constitution by ignoring the issues of federalism and identity among others.
Moreover, he claimed that the preliminary draft of the constitution was more regressive than during the time Panchayat system.
He warned that the first draft of the constitution which was issued forcefully by overlooking the issues of federalism, identity, madhesi, indigenous, women and Dalit would be burnt across the nation.
“Changing the preliminary draft of the constitution is the middle path; some parties are deceiving the people by following the wrong way in the name of fast track,” he said adding “Such type of constitution will not be practical.”
Yadav blamed the three major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist—for not incorporating the issues of federalism and identity in the preliminary draft of the constitution.