KATHMANDU: Fresh discontent among the political parties has surfaced and this time it’s over the national flag. In a subcommittee meeting that comes under constitutional council Wednesday, leaders from Nepali Congress, UML, UCPN-Maoist and Nepal Workers and Peasants Party were divided on the issue of changing the national flag. UCPN-Maoist’s idea to change the national flag was opposed by the other parties attending the meeting. Leaders from NC, UML and NWPP defended the present flag as it has become a symbol of recognition even in the international level. Meanwhile, UCPN-Maoist argued that it would be appropriate to represent the different states on the flag once the country is divided into different states.
UCPNM rakes up flag controversy
Published: 11:29 pm Sep 16, 2009