Constitution amendment proposal on political consensus : Minister Nayak


Kathmandu, Nov 22: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajaya Shanker Nayak has said the constitution amendment proposal would be registered provided there is consensus among the political parties.

Speaking at the face to face program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Tuesday, Minister Nayak has aid the amendment proposal would be registered by bringing the CPN-UML into confidence. “The amendment is necessary to give an outlet to the country. UML also does not wish to keep the country in a static condition so it will come to favour amendment,” he argued.

The constitution amendment is the main national priority of the moment, he said, adding the need for constitution amendment is to bring dissident sides such as indigenous nationalities, Madhesi and Tharu into the political mainstream.

UML politburo member Lalbabu Pandit said his party was ready to amend the constitution in favour of the country and people and that it could not be done merely to appease foreign powers.

Nepali Congress (NC) central member Chandra Bhandari asserted that it is federalism that has troubled constitution implementation so the issue of federalism should be finalized through referendum.

Speaking on the occasion, Sadbhavana Party Co-Chairperson Laxman Lal Karna said the constitution amendment process should be put forward to address the demands of dissenting parties.