BIRGUNJ, August 3
Nepali Congress central leader Arjun Narsingh KC on Monday warned that the constitution would not be signed if it was promulgated without correcting the defective provisions in the draft of the preliminary constitution.
Speaking at a programme in Birgunj, the Nepali Congress leader said he was not at all happy with the provisions incorporated in the draft statute.
“The draft of the constitution contains myriads of errors. If the statute is promulgated without rectifying these flaws, there is now way that I will not sign it,” KC warned.
KC claimed that a statute with demarcation of federal provinces would be promulgated. He further argued that NC would never bypass the Tarai while bringing out the statute. “Madhes is a fertile land for democracy and Nepali Congress,” KC said. He assured that NC would work to deliver the statute guaranteeing the rights of the Madhesi and Madhes.
Stating that promulgating the statute in haste would not do any good to the country, KC stressed the need to deliver the statute by forging maximum consensus. “Nothing will happen even if we are late by a few more days in bringing out the new statute,” KC added.
In another context, KC pledged to guarantee press freedom in the statute. Stating that press freedom was the soul of democracy, KC vowed to safeguard complete press freedom.
A version of this article appears in print on August 04, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.