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Constitution coming in installments: Thapa

President of Rashtriya Janashakti Party Surya Bahadur Thapa (File Photo/Agencies)
President of Rashtriya Janashakti Party Surya Bahadur Thapa (File Photo/Agencies)
President of Rashtriya Janashakti Party Surya Bahadur Thapa (File Photo/Agencies)

KATHMANDU: President of Rashtriya Janashakti Party Surya Bahadur Thapa has claimed that principal political parties were preparing to promulgate the new constitution in installments.
Thapa claimed that the lead political parties were nearing an understanding to promulgate the new constitution by keeping aside the issue of federalism aside for the time being in a televised interview on the RD show.
Thapa asserted that the parties were intending to extend the term of the CA by cashing on the left out of federalism. He warned that such an attempt would seriously jeopardize the relationship between the judiciary, legislative and executive.
While supporting Nepali Congress’ and CPN UML’s stance on legislative elected prime ministerial governance system, Thapa resonated the NC and UML’s claims that the a directly elected executive will promote dictatorial regime in the country.
Flaying the Maoists claims for executive forms of governance in the new constitution, Thapa claimed that such a system will not bring people’s rule or communism and warned that it will



hand over Nepal into the hands of a despot.
On a different context, Thapa again supported the NC and UML on issues surrounding the integration of Maoist PLAs into Nepal Army. He claimed that the integration should be carried out by following every word of the seven point agreement reached between political parties on November 1.
He went ever further and flayed the Maoists for demanding the post of Brigadier General in the NA. “NA is not the ancestral property of the Maoists to demand Brigadier General’s post. They won’t get anything other than what they qualify” said Thapa.
While calling on to form a comprehensive alliance of democratic forces to draft the constitution and institutionalize the peace process, Thapa warned that the nation will reel into crisis if the Maoists did commit to the constitution writing process.
However he claimed that the nation will receive the new constitution by the May 28 deadline.

Published Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2012 | 12:51 PM

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