PM Koirala says new constitution to include aspirations of all

Janakpurdham, July 15: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala says since a constitution without federalism cannot be conceived of, extensive efforts are on for including the aspirations of all sections of society in the forthcoming constitution.

Inaugurating the Ram Tower at Ram Chowk in Janakpur today, PM Koirala said broad deliberations were also underway regarding the delineation of the federal provinces.     

It is the need of the day for all of us to work together and protect the big change as the federal, democratic republic and inclusiveness that has been brought in the country, he said and expressed the commitment that the culture, identity and customs as well as the rights and privileges of all would be ensured in the new constitution. 

“No one can prevent the big change and awareness that the Nepali people brought about for their rights and privileges, not to talk of me. Anyone trying to prevent and undermine this change would automatically be finished off,” he said. 

The Prime Minister said discussions are also on with the leaders of the Madhes-centric parties who are opposing the first draft of the new constitution.

He also said this was the last chance for the country to protect the historic change for all efforts made so far would go in vain if we fail to protect this change now.PM Koirala, who is also the President of the Nepali Congress party, vowed he will change the face of Nepal in 10 years while stressing on unity among the Nepalis.

Regarding the construction of the Hulaki Road or the Postal Road, he said works on its construction would begin soon as the Government of India has provided money for the construction.

The Prime Minister said that a special programme would be brought for the socio-economic development of the Tarai region.

“I have come with a vision of a bright future and the country is bound to move ahead on the path of development provided there is sustainable peace and law and order,” he said, adding that Nepal was rich in natural resources and the natural wealth of the Tarai and the hills should be developed for contributing significantly for the country’s overall development.   

Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission Dr Govinda Pokharel said the Commission was committed to developing Janakpur into a major destination of religious tourism.

The tower was constructed at a cost of Rs 5.3 million, said President of the Ram Youth Committee Rambabu Saha who presided over the programme.

The Prime Minister also offered worship at the Janaki Temple and the Ram Temple in Janakpur today.

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