Nepal Today

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

REPUBLIC DAY BEING OBSERVED AMID MIXED FEELINGS Kathmandu, 29 May: For the first time, official celebrations are be9ng held Wednesday to celebrate the 6th Republic Day amid mixed feelings. The cabinet led by Chairman of the Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi and President Dr.Ram Baran Yadav are attending a special function at the Army Pavilion in Tundikhel. But dissatisfied members of ‘civil society’ are boycotting a tea reception of the hed of state at his official residence in Shital Niwas later in the day. The day is being observed even without institutinalizing a declared Republic. Parties couldn’t promulgate a co0nstitutioon in six years through an elected constituent assembly. Retired civil servants are now running the country after parties Maoists , the major party pshing a republic, has split vertically with the splnter group accusing YCPN of Prachanda. Baburam Bhattarai of betrayal and surrendering to ‘imperialist’ and hegemonistic’ powers. Maoists took over Singha Durbar for more than two years in two administrations led by Chairman Prachanda and Vice-chairman Babhram Bhaattarai with lackluster performance. Critics describe the Bhaattrai government as the most corrupt in recnt times The Regmi government has been in office for more than two months without announcing official dates for assembly elections to continue effort to write and promulgate a constitution. The effort has failed in six years though the target was to co0mplete it in two years. Wednesday has been declared a public holiday to mark republic day as a national holiday first observed on 7 Falgun Nnnn


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