Statute writing process will not stop: Khanal

Statute writing process will not stop: Khanal

Senior leader of the CPN-UML Jhala Nath Khanal has said the constitution writing process forwarded by the Constituent Assembly (CA) would not be halted at any cost.

Receiving a memorandum submitted by the Reporters´ Club Nepal with an objective to exert pressure for writing constitution, at his residence in Dallu in the Capital, he said the disputed issues witnessed during the constitution writing process could be settled through political consensus.

He said, “Majority of people are in line of promulgating constitution. Thus, constitution writing process would go ahead if possible by forging consensus, otherwise as per the CA procedure. The step taken by the CA is right and it would not be withdrawn at any cost.”

Former Prime Minister Khanal said the opposition parties should join the ongoing process of the constitution writing. “If they do not come forward for that they would have no political essence,” he added.

Senior leader Khanal said the protest announced by the opposition parties has no meaning at all. Senior leader Khanal said the CPN-UML was not for talking about the formation of a new government until the new constitution was promulgated.

“The UML has not thought about the government for the power and it is not its current priority, but new constitution is,” senior leader Khanal said. RSS

Source: Republica