Read statute draft before you blame, UML's Nepal tells Madhesi leaders

RAUTAHAT: CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal claimed some political leaders criticised the first draft of the new constitution without studying it properly.

He asked those leaders to study the draft first before making any comment.

The former prime minister was speaking at a function organised to lay foundation stone for a community building in Ganga Pipara VDC-7 of Rautahat, his home district.

He was of the opinion that the draft was not against Madhes, as claimed by some leaders of Madhes-centric parties.

The Madhes-centric political forces actively contributed on formation and dissolution of governments over years, but did not work for interests of the region, he claimed.

Nepal claimed that the nation will head toward development after promulgation of the statute that ensures multiple identities.

Japanese Ambassador to Nepal, Masashi Ogawa, had also spoken at the function.

The new building will house hundreds of people during emergency situations like that of the April 25 earthquake, he claimed.