Nepalgunj, Feb 8: Senior leader of the Unified CPN (Maoist) Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said the political deadlock in the country would become more complex if the constitution was promulgated at the force of a two thirds majority.
The ruling political parties should give up the overbearing pride to promulgate the new constitution with the power of the two thirds majority, former PM Dr Bhattarai said.
Addressing the citizen’s interaction programme organized by the UCPN (Maoist) here today, he said, “The Constitution should be promulgated by forging a consensus for institutionalizing the achievements received from the People’s Movement II and the People’s War.”The UCPN (Maoist) has been sidelined to take revenge now, but the ruling partiesâ€” Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) â€“should understand that ‘the UCPN (Maoist) is a tiger and will always remain so, it should not be mistaken as a jackal just because it has become thinner’.”
“We cannot just write a piece of constitution by giving up the agendas of revolution. That’s why we stressed for writing constitution by forging political consensus which ensures all the people’s rights,” he said.
Stating that a consensus should be forged in the essence of constitution rather than in the process, former Prime Minister Bhattarai said, “The UCPN (Maoist) has not run away from the CA, it is for writing the constitution from the CA itself. But there was no alternative to protest as efforts were being made to promulgate the new constitution unilaterally”.
The participants at the interaction said there were no alternative to promulgating the constitution by forging consensus and claimed the nation turned towards failure due to disputes among the political parties. They said the people in the country are sad to see regular disputes among the political parties regarding the constitution writing and urged to promulgate constitution by forging a consensus.