Kathmandu, July 27: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the new constitution would be promulgated at maximum consensus.
Receiving a memorandum submitted by the Reporters’ Club Nepal at Dahal’s residence in Lazimpat today, Chairman Dahal said the new statute addressing demands of all would be brought as per the people’s suggestions on the preliminary draft of the constitution.
Stating that the discussion was underway regarding how to incorporate the suggestion of directly elected executive head as the suggestion was received from across the country, he clarified that promulgation of new constitution would not be obstructed at any cost whether or not consensus was forged on the issue.
Chair Dahal said, “Directly elected executive head is reliable for political stability, economic prosperity as well as to address the change. People across the nation have given this suggestion. The issue is under discussion. Consensus has not been forged so far on the issue. We will not stop constitution writing process even if consensus is not forged in this regard.”
He further said that initiatives were underway to forge maximum consensus to bring new constitution along with delineation of federal states as per the aspiration of Madhes-based political parties and parties out of the Constituent Assembly (CA). The UCPN (Maoist) Chairman said leaders of Madhes-based political parties were positive on this issue during his meeting with them.
Stating that there would be full press freedom in the new constitution, he stressed that the media should also honestly follow the code of conduct.
A team headed by Club Chairman Rishi Dhamala submitted the memo to Chairman Dahal demanding full press freedom in the new constitution.