DPM Gautam gives Feb 28 deadline to opposition for talks

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Bamdev Gautam has said that the constitution would be promulgated by putting the disputed issues on votes if the opposition parties don’t come for talks by February 28.

Receiving a memorandum by Reporters Club here Sunday, Gautam said that the ruling parties could not wait the opposition for long for talks. He, however, said that the ruling parties were in favour of resolving the crisis through talks.

Gautam, who is also the UML Vice-chairman, said the ruling parties would move ahead unilaterally for constitution writing if the opposition parties tried to escape from the Constituent Assembly (CA) if they don’t come for talks within in some time.

Saying that the Nepali people are in favour of timely speedy constitution promulgation, Gautam asked the opposition parties not to hinder the constitution drafting bid.

“Nepali people cannot be kept without constitution for longer,” the DPM said.

Likewise, Gautam said that they were for federating the country without separate Tarai and hilly regions. RSS

Source: Republica