Kathmandu, Dec 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that though he was willing for speeding up the government’s works for the welfare of the country and the people by forming a small Council of Ministers, the situation turned adverse.
Addressing a programme on new constitution and accountability of service delivery organised by High Level Administration Reforms Implementation and Monitoring Committee here in the capital today, PM Oli said though he was willing for doing different tasks in a fast-track manner, the situation was adverse however he would keep on the right track for the same.
He added that the nation was on the way to development and economic prosperity after the implementation of the new constitution and therefore no one should obstruct others’ rights, freedom and human rights in the name of dissatisfaction, protest and imbalance.
PM Oli further clarified that the government was open in the delineation of borders therefore there was no meaning of being rigid as it could be resolved after the study report of expert team being based on fact and reality.
He added that the new constitution was a great achievement as it has passed all the process from people elected body constituent assembly therefore, no one could violate it. He clarified that the constitution was issued by considering the geographical, ethnic and social diversity to strengthen the national unity.
PM Oli added that people were expecting all the things to be materialized soon after abolish of the feudal monarchy however, it was immature thought as his thought of being free after 14 years’ jail term and his journey to Gosaikunda.
The constitution was drafted considering the aspirations of multi-lingual, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society therefore, the constitution would go for long.
He added that the government would soon provide the assistance to quake survivors and would be effective to control black marketing.
Similarly, Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha urged the political parties and government to run the programmes to aware the people about the features of new constitution as it was a phase of implementing the constitution.
He added that no constitution remains absolute as it needs amendment and it should be learnt to people.
CJ Shrestha added that the constitution has incorporated almost all aspirations and zeal of the people. He added that the implementation phase was more challenging than the issuing it.
He drew attention of the government for the failure of parliament to bring out necessary laws even as long time has elapsed since the constitution was promulgated.
Likewise, Minister for General Administration Rekha Sharma claimed that the constitution that was promulgated with major political parties reaching consensus and agreement was most ‘progressive’ in the South Asia.
She also said that the need of the hour at present was for all major political parties to strike unity among themselves to implement the constitution, a challenge to the country at this point of time.
Senior Justice at the Supreme Court Sushila Karki said that the constitution has incorporated concerns of all, irrespective of small linguistic or other problems (if any) in it. “Political commitments are the need of the hour for effective implementation of the constitution,” she said.
Also, on the occasion, Justice Baidya Nath Upadhyay and Chief Secretary Dr Som Lal Subedi presented working papers on challenges and accountability of Judiciary and structure of public administration and public administration. (Photo available) RSS