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Dr Bhattarai confident of constitution in 'near future'
Janakpurdham, March 24: UCPN (Maoist) leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai has expressed the confidence that the important work of framing the new constitution would be accomplished in the near future.
Dr Bhattarai said this while speaking at a book launching programme here today. On the occasion, he released the book titled 'Niyati', a collection of satirical articles, penned by Umesh Saha, the editor of the Mithila Ritu Weekly newspaper.
Regarding the failure to deliver new constitution from the first Constituent Assembly, former Prime Minister Bhattarai said he was not to be blamed alone rather the tendency among the parties to go on creating problem after problem.
He said two provinces would be created in the Tarai and seven-eight in the Hilly and Mountainous region while federating the country, adding that the federal state should be formed giving autonomous states to all the ethnic and linguistic communities.
"The only reason for the delay in the constitution is a handful of leaders of the ruling class who always want to see themselves in power," he said.
UCPN (Maoist) politburo member Ram Chandra Jha, academician Ramez Ranjan Jha, Dr Surendra Lav, among others, critiqued the newly-released book.
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