New era begins with new constitution: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Dahal

Kathmandu, Sept 21: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that new era has begun in the country with the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal, 2072.

Addressing the new constitution celebration programme organized by the government in coordination with the three major political parties at Tundikhel in the capital today, Chair Dahal began his speech reciting the poems written by Rastrakavi Madhav Ghimire and poet Gopal Prasad Rimal.

The new constitution has materialized the dream of people to have a new constitution written by the people themselves, Dahal added.

He added that the implementation phase of the new constitution would be more challenging and participation of all sides and people would be essential. Chair Dahal added that the main features of the new constitution are federal democratic republic, inclusiveness, secularism and religious freedom.

Hinting at the disgruntled forces including Tharu communities, indigenous nationalities and other minorities, Dahal said that the right demands of the disgruntled forces could be addressed even through the amendment process. He also urged the disgruntled forces for dialogues.

Dahal said that the demands of Madhesi communities were addressed by the new constitution.

Speaking on a different note, Chair Dahal said that Nepal has the special bilateral relations with the neighboring countries and added that Nepal wants to maintain good relations with all. “We don’t want to be ‘yes man’. We could respect the freedom of others those who respect ours”, chair Dahal said. UCPN (Maoist) Chair Dahal said that India is our good friend and India’s right interests and concerns would be respected and we expect the same from other sides. RSS