Nepal Today

Friday, August 28, 2009

Nilambar Acharya asks for cooperation of all after victory

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 28 Aug: Victorious Chairman of main constitution drafting committee Nilambar Acharya said Friday he will seek support of all including Maoists to draft a constitution for the difficult task of completing a basic law within the May 2010 deadline..
“The constitution will be drafted within the deadline with the support of all,” he said after election.
Chairman Subash Nemwang administers oath of office to Acharya after his election.
Defeated Maoist candidate Narayan Kazi Shrestha charged Maoists were being ‘isolated’ by other parties following defeat.
“This is an extremely challenging situation. I need the cooperation of all. The constitution will be drafted within the deadline,” Achayra said.
“W will support Acharya for the drafting of a constitution for a federal people’s republic,” Prakash said conditionally.
Ruling parties are unlikely to meet the Maoist demand.

PM Nepal writes to Jha

Katmandu, 28 Aug: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, in an effort to placate Vice-president Parmananda Jha assured Friday cabinet has started moves for him to take an oath of office in the mother tongue.
The iterium constitution has to be amended for the seventh time even as there are fears that a constitution won’t be completed within the mid-May 2010 to replace the interim constitution promulgated after throwing the 1990 constitution into the dustbin by present rulers who drafted the then constitution.
The supreme court said the oath must be taken in Nepali language which is the national language.
Hindi is not the mother tongue of people of terai origin/
Nepal is in the 4th year of political transition with the ouster of 238-year-old monarchy mid political confusion and economic non-performance.
Nepal is heading towards a failed state with too much politics and very little concentration on development..
The international community and present party rulers inside Nepal supported Maoists into the political mainstream when communists were on the decline worldwide.
They are having second thoughts after Maoists emerged victorious of the April 2008 constituent assembly elections.
The prime minister sent a letter to the vice-president who asked the apex court to review two decisions asking him to take the oath in Nepali.
Jha has to take the oath by Sunday [not Friday today] as reported earlier.
Meanwhile, 36 demonstrators supporting Jha were arrested in front of the supreme court Friday.


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