Kathmandu, 10 Jan 2015: A race was organised in the capital Saturday, demanding the promulgation of a new constitution within the scheduled timeframe.
The event organised by the Leo Club of Kathmandu was inaugurated by CPN (UML) leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.
Stating that constitution-related talks underway among the political parties have positive developments and there would be a last-ditch effort to ensure the consensus-based constitution within January 22, he said if consensus was not possible, a majority process would be adopted to issue the constitution.
The nation should not be put in a transition for a long time, the former PM said, underlining the need of timely drafting of constitution to establish peace and political stability in the country and for the progress of the people. Political parties should fully utilise time they got for drafting a new constitution and give the people their constitution on time.
Race coordinator Kuber Pathak said the objective of event was to mount pressure on the political parties for writing the constitution within the deadline since doubts have arisen over its timely promulgation. “Give up partisan interests for peace and constitution” was the theme of the event.
On the occasion, leader Nepal was gifted a diary and a pen as a symbolic pressure for drafting the constitution within the announced date.