Statute in final stage: PM

SUNSARI, August 3

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday said the statute drafting process was in the final stage and it would be promulgated very soon.

Inaugurating Chatara Bridge over Saptakoshi River on Monday, PM Koirala said no force could hinder the constitution drafting process as it was about to conclude now.

PM Koirala claimed that the incumbent government in his premiership would issue the statute incorporating the feedbacks from people of all walks of life. He also pledged that the constitution would ascertain the rights of women, indigenous nationalities, the marginalised, Dalits and Muslims among other communities.

“Though various baseless propaganda have surfaced about me, I am dedicated to lasting peace and consensus in the country,” claimed Koirala.

The country will witness all-round development only after stable peace and people’s constitution. He also announced that he would give up the post of prime minister with the establishment of peace and promulgation of the new constitution in the country. “The existence of those, who are playing foul against democracy will be in peril. Nepal is a common house of ours. Hence, all of us should be united and it must remain integrated,” he said.

Koirala laid the foundation stone of a 400-bed Mother-Infant Health Care Centre on the premises of BPKIHS in Dharan.