'Constitution is common document of different ideologies'
Kathmandu, July 16: Nepali Congress Vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel has said the constitution was a common document of different political parties having different ideologies therefore some contradictions were seen in the first draft of the constitution.
Speaking in a programme of discussions on the draft of the constitution organized by the Policy and Training Foundation of the party here in the capital today, leader Poudel stated that the points of contradiction in the draft would be amended with the consent of all the political parties while finalizing them in the constitution.
He added that the draft of the new constitution was based on democratic norms and any contradictory provisions regarding the free press would be amended.
Similarly, the party general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that the new constitution would not come into effect unless the constitution with federal provinces was issued therefore; they were making maximum efforts for the same.
He added that the senior leaders should exercise to finalize the names and borders unless the lawmakers garnered the suggestions from the people.
Nepali Congress central committee member Dr Shekhar Koirala stressed on including the word 'pluralism' in the preamble of the new constitution as it was the fundamental principle of the democracy.
Similarly, expert at the Constitutional Law Dr Bipin Adhikari pointed out the need of making such electoral system that could ensure the representations of suppressed and marginalized groups. He added that the democratic system could not long last by forgetting the geopolitics.
Similarly other experts at the area and NC leaders suggested not making any agreements against the spirit of the democratic norms.
Nepal is holding the fourth Summit of BIMSTEC next week. The regional body is expected to discuss various issues pertaining to connectivity, investment,...