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Constitution without concluding peace process will be undemocratic: Nepal

Lalitpur, April 6: Senior leader of the CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the constitution formulated without concluding the army integration and peace processes would not be democratic.

Addressing the third national gathering of Village Development Committee Employees’ Association, he said the constitution drafted without completing the army integration and peace processes will not be acceptable as these processes are pre-condition to constitution drafting.

Nepal said the camps will be vacated by April 12 and will be handed over to the government. He added the Nepal Army will decide on the rank to be allocated to the PLA combatants as per their qualification.

The CPN-UML senior leader stated that works of constitution writing will be affected if these works were not completed by April 12.

He said that discussions on federalism and form of governance among political parties are going on and added that they will hold discussions for concluding works of army integration by completing all the works related to federalism within a week.

Stating the parties would formulate constitution that would address the rights of all the people, he warned that the country would be entrapped into a conflict if the constitution was not formed even this time.

He underlined the need of incorporating the concept of local governance in the new constitution and suggested constitutionally recognizing the DDCs, the VDCs and the Municipalities.

The former prime minister also pointed out the need for paying attention to making new provisions for decentralisation of the power of the local bodies.

At the assembly, the VDC employees complained that they were denied the salary and facilities on a par with the civil servants

A junior officer of the Bishnu VDC, Raj Kumar Thapa was honoured on the occasion. There are over 35,000 employees in 3,915 VDCs throughout the country. RSS

Published Date: Friday, April 6th, 2012 | 01:11 PM

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