Nepal PM wants constitution to be more people friendly

May 26th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, May 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today stressed on the need for a Constitution that is not just ‘good’, but is people friendly.

Addressing the nation from his office at Singha Durbar, the Prime Minister said, “We have the responsibility to write a new constitution to which people will not only feel it to be good but also ours.”

Stressing the need for a consensus, he said a consensus at the current situation is possible as parties, which were completely opposed to each other, came together for the sake peace two years ago.

He vowed justice to internally displaced citizens and rehabilitation and integration of the Maoist combatants while appreciating the role played by the Nepal Army for national sovereignty and peace and accepting the political change and establishment of democratic republic.

Stating that his party supported the Maoist leadership for coalition government in the past despite betrayal during the presidential elections, he urged Maoist to give up past differences and join the new government.

He asked the rebellion groups in eastern hills and terai districts to sit for peace talks and meet their demands through peaceful means and expressed commitment to implement the agreements reached with several groups in the past.

He further said that the new government would immediately announce the programmes of relief to people who have been hit hard by the soaring market prices.

He also suggested the Maoist not to blame foreigners for interference into internal affairs at a time we are unable to maintain internal unity but accepted that foreign interference has been rampant in Nepal during the times of political instability.

The Prime Minister thanked President Dr Ram Baran Yadav for playing a guardian role to serve the country.

He also thanked Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala, Unified CPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and other leaders of the political parties, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)

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