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Obstructing statute drafting process impossible: PM Koirala

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Obstructing statute drafting process impossible: PM Koirala
Obstructing statute drafting process impossible: PM Koirala

Kathmandu,10 Nov 2014: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said obstructing the promulgation of new constitution on coming January 22 was impossible.

At a programme organised by the ‘Ganeshman Singh and People’s Movement Martyr Memorial Peace Academy’ here today on the occasion of birth centenary of supreme commander late Ganeshman Singh, Prime Minister Koirala expressed the determination that the constitution writing process would be completed  at any cost, adding politics guided by threat and terror will not now exist in the country.

He said, “Late Singh has given such determination and commitment to us. So we always move ahead in the journey to highlight the prestige of Nepalis without being distracted from norms and value of the democracy.”

The Prime Minister said he talked with UCPN (Maoist) Chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Sunday and urged him not to threaten them in course of constitution writing process.

He further said he also urged Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee President Dr Baburam Bhattarai to take the disputed issues of the constitution writing in the CA meeting and local level for discussions if consensus could not be forged at the CPDCC in this regard.

PM Koirala clarified that the country did not make any compromise during Power Development Agreement (PDA) and Power Trade Agreement (PTA) recently signed with India.

On the occasion, Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Nembang drew the attention of lawmakers to finalize the disputed issues of the new constitution after holding serious discussions in the meetings as the leaders were saying that they could finalize the disputed issues within two hours therefore, meeting should be held to result it.

Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development, Prakashman Singh, said the achievements gained from people’s movement should be institutionalized by promulgating the new constitution even after going for due process if consensus could not be forged.

Likewise, former Speaker Damannath Dhungana urged the political leaders not to go back from secularism, inclusiveness and federalism.

President at the Academy and lawmaker Bhimsendas Pradhan said different programmes would be organised during one year to mark birth centenary of late Ganeshman Singh.

Meanwhile, PM Koirala honoured senior journalist Harihar Birahi from this year’s People’s Movement Gold Medal Award for his contribution in democratic movement through journalism.

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