Republic Day: President, leaders extend best wishes

KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said that the country is yet to adopt a reliable way towards prosperity due to the failure to institutionalize the political changes and achievements of the 2006 people’s movement.

In a message delivered through the state-owned news agency today on the occasion of the 6th Republic Day, Dr Yadav has said the only task to be done at the moment to ensure the Nepali people’s bright future is to hold CA elections in a free and fair atmosphere and draft a democratic/republican constitution from the CA.

However, the political consensus reached among the parties and the new provision made to run the affairs of the state in course of realizing the goal for the second CA elections by coming November is yet to generate enthusiasm among the people as much as expected.

Dr Yadav has, in the message, also extended best wishes to all Nepali brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the occasion of the Republic Day and extended heartfelt tributes and respect towards the great martyrs who sacrificed their lives for justice, equality and a democratic system.

Likewise, Vice-president Parmanand Jha has stressed the urgent need to further consolidate the republic and democratic system established as a result of the continuous struggle for civil rights by the sovereign Nepalis since a long time.

On the occasion, the Vice-president has also wished for the happiness, peace and continued progress of all Nepali brothers and sisters living inside and outside the country.

In a similar message, Chairman of the Interim Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi has wished that the Republic Day 2013 may inspire all Nepalis to become united and work towards institutionalizing the federal democratic republic.

“We now have a great responsibility of holding the CA elections as the previous CA was dissolved without promulgating the new constitution in five years time”, he has said in the message.

Chairman Regmi has also said that the Government was working honestly to hold the elections and called for unity among all to realize the goal of drafting a new constitution as per the people’s aspiration and need.

Likewise, CPN-UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal has appealed to all the Nepalis to develop a common understanding on issues of greater national interest and work towards institutionalizing the federal democratic republic.

NC President Sushil Koirala said all sides concerned become honest and active from the respective side was today’s national responsibility and duty towards consolidating and institutionalizing democratic republic, established in the country through the sacrifice of the martyrs, and widespread participation of the Nepali people.