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UML’s Rai warns to open Janjati party if party does not embrass ethnic federalism

KATHMANDU: Disgruntled indigenous leaders of the CPN-UML have warned to open a new party by quitting UML if the party failed to take stance in favour of a new constitution with single ethnic identity.

At an interaction programme organized by Nepal Democratic Federation of Indigenous Nationalities, Kaski chapter on ‘Party Policy and Role of Indigenous Nationalities in the Current Context’ here on Tuesday, they said the new constitution was not framed because the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML were reluctant over the names and numbers of provinces, though 95 per cent of the constitution-making process was completed.

Alleging that the CA was dissolved because leaders were engaged in attaining state power rather than promulgating new constitution, they said over 320 CA members had signed in favour of a constitution with single ethnic identity and that the statute was not drafted due to arrogance of some of the senior leaders.

Claiming that a new constitution would definitely be drafted if a voting process had been adopted, the dissident leaders accused the UML of joining hands with status-quoist and ultra-leftists.

CPN-UML central vice-chairperson Ashok Rai said that the UML is treading on a wrong path and that could ruin the party and also push the country to a crisis.

Also speaking on the occasion were politburo members Prithvi Subba Gurung and Ram Chandra Jha, central members Bir bahadur Lama, Kiran Gurung, Rajendra Shrestha, Rijwan Ansari, Tul Bahadur Gurung. RSS

Published Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 | 10:46 AM

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