'Ruling and opposition parties be flexible in promulgation of constitution'

Ilam, March 13: The Nepali Congress central committee member and the Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal has asserted that the consensus could be forged if both, the ruling and the opposing parties, were flexible enough in promulgating a new constitution.

Interacting with the party cadres in Ilam today, Minister Rijal shared that the talks with the opposition parties would yield meaningful results if both sides would be accommodative.

The Minister was of the opinion that every party should move ahead in accordance with the mandate given to them by the people. He further opined that everyone's welfare would be secured and the constitution would also be promulgated if the UCPN (Maoist) moved ahead acknowledging the votes it had secured in the last election.

He shared that the NC and CPN (UML) were to issue the constitution through consensus or process, incorporating all the political parties instead of the two third of the majority.

Minister Rijal, who is also the spokesperson of the government, believed that the talk with the opposition, which was going to take place today, would end the political deadlock.

Stating that the constitution drafting process was obstructed due to the UCPN (Maoist) and Madesh-centric parties, Minister Rijal clarified that the constitution would not be delivered as proposed by the UCPN (Maoist).

"The constitution drafted after the all-side consensus would be sustainable," the Minister stated.

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