Regressive elements gaining ground: Nepal

Rautahat, August 28 :

General secretary of the CPN (UML) Madhav Kumar Nepal hinted here today that regressive forces may gain ground if the interim constitution were not promulgated early at a time when the nation was passing through a transitional phase.

“The nation may have to face the consequences like that in 2017 BS if the interim constitution is not promulgated early,” Nepal said. The CPN-UML general secretary was inaugurating a two-day seminar organised by the Village Development Committee Federation in Gaur.

“The 1990 constitution could not tame the regressive forces,” Nepal said, stressing the need to promulgate the constitution, curtail the rights of the king and strengthen loktantra in the country.

“The eight parties should hold discussions on the issues of army, parliament and the king.

They should reach a consensus on these issues and the interim constitution should treat them accordingly,” he said, adding, “Date for the elections to a constituent assembly should be announced before mid-October.”