Statute to lose legitimacy if CA election is not held: Nembang

Rupandehi, February 17:

Speaker of the Interim Parliament, Subas Chandra Nembang, said that the Interim Constitution 2063 may lose its legitimacy if the CA polls was not held on April 10. He said this while inaugurating the ninth general meeting of the Radio Lumbini FM here today.

Stating that the Interim Constitution 2063 has made people sovereign and emphasising that

this achievement should be institutionalised, Nembang said: “Achievements are there in the interim constitution, decisions and declaration. These face the danger of losing legitimacy if the new constitution is not made.”

He said the federal democratic republic inscribed in the constitution, establishment of inclusive and proportionate representation and lasting solution to the citizenship issue in the Tarai should be taken as achievements.

Nembang also urged the agitating forces in the Tarai Madhes to withdraw their protest programme and find solution after negotiating with the government. He said that there was no alternative than to hold election on the stipulated date, and claimed that the interim parliament is ready to cope with any impediment on its way.

He also expressed his disagreement to the demand for making the Tarai Madhes a single province and right to self determination. He said that a high-level commission comprising of experts on the basis of inclusiveness would be formed for deciding on the type of the federal structure that the country needs to embrace. “Let the CA polls take place first”, he said. He also said that the country belongs to all races, religions and cultures.