'New constitution will lead to peace, stability and development'

Bhadrapur, July 13: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that the new constitution has now been ensured with the end of the political crisis through consensus, collaboration and solidarity.

Laying foundation stone for the GP Koirala memorial city hall at Bhadrapur municipality-10 here today, he expressed the confidence that the new constitution would lead to peace, stability and thereby development in the country. “The nation cannot move ahead without mutual solidarity and conciliation”, he said.

The present unity among the political parties with different ideologies and thought is our way towards development, he said while claiming that the new statute would protect the rights of people of all sections, religions and cultures.

Prime Minister Koirala also expressed the hope that the new city hall to be established in memory of late Girija Prasad Koirala would help bring employment opportunities and development to the region.

Also speaking on the occasion, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli said a new federal, democratic and republic constitution was being introduced by the change-making leaders born in the country in the 20th century.

The unity, collaboration and commitment among the four major political parties to conclude the constitution making process has increased people’s trust towards the parties, he said. Leader Oli also claimed that the new constitution would establish lasting peace and democracy in the country, and put an end to all kinds of discrimination and inequalities.

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the agreements signed so far since the 12-point agreement for the transformation of the country are highly significant.

Stating that responsibility has come upon the present leaders to fulfill the vision of late Girija Prasad Koirala of peace, constitution and a prosperous Nepal, Chairman Dahal clarified that the new constitution would be acceptable to all. He further said that the activeness shown by major political parties to untie the knot seen in the Nepali politics has assured the people of promulgation of a new constitution.

Likewise, Chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic), Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, said that the building going to be constructed in memory of late Koirala, who struggled for long for the democracy and republicanism, has increased the pride of Jhapa.

Lauding the activeness shown by the four major political parties to end political instability and crisis of the country, Mr Gachchhadar expressed the belief that people would get more rights if the preliminary draft of the constitution would be revised as per the people's feedback.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development, Prakashman Singh, said that the new constitution would be flexible for people's rights and welfare. He also urged all not to doubt on the new constitution, as it would be brought as per the need of time.

Local Development Officer, Phanindra Dahal, who chaired the programme, said that the construction works of the three-storey City Hall of an international standard would be completed within two years at an estimated cost of Rs 127.26 million.

Nepali Congress General Secretary, Krishna Prasad Sitaula, Chief Whip of the CPN (UML), Agni Prasad Kharel, and Chief District Officer, Tej Prasad Poudel, among others also expressed their views on the occasion.

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