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'New date for new constitution may be May 29'
Bhimduttanagar, Feb 22: CPN (UML) leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that May 29 could be a new date for promulgating the new constitution but Unified Maoist was still an obstacle to it.
Taking to party cadres in Mahendranagar today, he said, May 29 would be the appropriate date for promulgating the new constitution as it also happens to be the Republic Day. Leader Nepal said that most of the issues of the new constitution were close to a consensus therefore it should not be prolonged.
He said that the Unified Maoist party was the reason behind the postponement of the date for promulgation of a new constitution time and again. He added though the Unified Maoist was repeatedly reiterating for consensus, the party was not found trustworthy while implementing the agreements.
On a different note, leader Nepal said that he had urged Unified Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal not to indulge in protest by negating the responsibility of drafting the new constitution.
Similarly, leader Nepal shared that he urged Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam to inquire about the security threat against Unified Maoist Chair Dahal. Chairman Dahal recently had announced that he was facing a security threat.
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