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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

 

UCPN Maoist Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya 'Kiran' (File Photo)
UCPN Maoist Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya 'Kiran' (File Photo)

. 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.

Published Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2012 | 04:16 PM

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