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New constitution on time: DPM Singh

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development, Prakashman Singh
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development, Prakashman Singh

Chitwan,7 Nov 2014: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development, Prakashman Singh, said the new constitution would be promulgated on the slated time even after going for due process if consensus evaded.

At a news conference organised by the Nepal Press Union, Chitwan, at Bharatpur today, DPM Singh said an understanding has already been reached among political parties in this regard.

Stating that all parties representing in the Constituent Assembly (CA) have promised to bring the new constitution within coming January 22, he said the schedule to promulgate the new constitution should not be changed even if the schedule of thematic committees could be changed.

Deputy Prime Minister Singh said initiative was underway to forge consensus, adding the new constitution would be promulgated through two-third majority process if no consensus.  He further said there was no alternative to consensus among political parties.

Minister Singh said although all have the right to protest in democracy, political parties should know the people’s desire and added that the Nepali people now wanted the new constitution made on time.

On a different note, Singh, also the General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, said the general convention of the Nepal Students Union will be held on November 30.

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