No more than 7 provinces, suggests UML Secy

CPN-UML Secretary and chief of the Publicity Department of the party, Yogesh Bhattarai, said the number of federal units should not be increased beyond seven.

At an interaction organised by his Department today in the Capital, leader Bhattarai stressed on not increasing the number of provinces as per the decision of the party’s standing committee.

He, however, said discontents in the delineation of the provinces should be addressed.

He further added that his party was positive to form constitutional commissions for Muslim, Tharu and Indigenous people if they were necessary. Leader Bhattarai said that the party is united for drafting the constitution and there are no different voices in this regard.

On a different note, Secretary Bhattarai said that the USA and some western forces were studying China by staying in Nepal. He stressed on drafting the new constitution for an integrated Nepal.

Leader Bhattarai said that the ethnic and indigenous organisations inside the party were not important though they were formed during the period when the UCPN-Maoist had raised such slogans in excessive ways. Due to such unnecessary slogans, genuine issues of women and Dalit were overshadowed, he added.

Meanwhile, Bhattarai further alleged that UCPN-Maoist leaders Barshaman Pun and Janardan Sharma were involved in the Tikapur clash on Monday and warned that it would lead the UCPN-Maoist towards uncertainty and the country to anarchy.

Source: THT