Representatives of various professional organisations today have staged a sit-in in front of the Constituent Assembly (CA) building, demanding timely promulgation of a new constitution.
The sit-in programme was arranged by the Professional Alliance for Peace and Democracy (PAPAD) and coordinated by the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ). Its participants chanted the slogan “Let’s not forget commitments to the people, promulgate the constitution within this January 22”, pressing political parties in the CA to draft the statute within the scheduled timeframe.
FNJ President Dr Mahendra Bista was among the people joining the sit-in. He stressed the top political leaders should at any cost give the people their constitution within the announced date. Political parties have just a month to execute their election promises to the people, he added. He urged the leaders not to visit the villages until they complete their mission.
Nepal Bar Association’s President senior advocate Hari Krishna Karki warned the political parties not to waste time outside CA and urged them to focus their entire efforts on the constitution-making.
Nepal Medical Association’s Chairman Dr Anjani Kumar Jha, Nepal Engineer Association Deputy General Secretary Dinesh Chandra Panthi, Nepal Teachers’ Union General Secretary Jhaka Bahadur Dangi and FNJ General Secretary Ujir Magar announced to continue the pressure-creating programmes from the street until the constitution is promulgated.