Hindi cannot be a mother tongue in Nepal: Baidya
Kathmandu: Mohan Baidya has lamented that the Madhesi leaders were forcefully vying to register Hindi as a mother tongue while the nation is drafting a new constitution.
He came up with the lamentation while addressing a meeting in Janakpur on Saturday. Baidya said that establishing Hindi as a mother tongue is out of question. “I agree that Hindi has a rich literature.
However, it has not even accepted as a national language in India. In such situation it cannot be acceptable to list it as a national language in Nepal,” said Baidya. Similarly Baidya further said that a constitution without federalism would not be accepted. “Federalism is the most important of the new constitution.
There can be no exception.” Claiming that Congress and CPN-UML along with some other parties are conspiring to rescind federalism he said some are trying to continue the old constitution and some are advocating against federalism
. Baidya also said that the constitution would not be completed within the stipulated time frame. He further claimed that the anti-peace and anti-constitutional forces are trying to dissolve the Constituent Assembly.