Kathmandu, Apr 21:
Nepali Congress (NC) president Sushil Koirala Saturday said that the new constitution would be drafted within May 27.
Inaugurating the 5th general convention of Nepal Writers Association, Koirala said that the new constitution would be drafted within the stipulated deadline as all parties were serious towards this.
He said that the national politics was in dangerous turn and all parties should seriously try to promulgate the new constitution within the stipulated deadline.
He said that the new constitution would guide the national policy to develop the country.
He said that the parties had no alternative but to conclude the peace and constitution writing processes and added that his party was serious to conclude the outstanding matters through a consensus politics.
He, further, said that the Nepalese people had political awareness and added that the anarchist forces would never succeed to establish a non-democratic constitution.
He said that his party would never accept a non-democratic constitution.
All democratic parties were serious to establish democratic norms and values by way of the new constitution, he added.
Koirala, further, said that the parties were close to consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution.
Meanwhile, NC leaders stressed that the Maoists should return the seized property of ordinary people to conclude the peace process.
Speaking at an interaction, they stressed that without returning the seized property of ordinary people, the peace process would not be concluded.
NC leader Kul Bahadur Gurung said that the government should address the demand of the 12,000 displaced during the insurgency period.
He said that the Maoist-led government was ignoring the demands of the displaced and the physically challenged and added that without addressing the
voice of thee displaced people, peace process would never conclude.
NC Chief Whip Laxman Ghimire said that the rehabilitation of the displaced and physically challenged people was a part of the peace process and the government should seriously address the voices of those affected by the insurgency.
"Maoists should return the seized land and property of the ordinary people across the nation," he said.
NC leader Govinda Raj Joshi said that the government was ignoring one part of the peace process and demanded return of the seized property of different political party leaders and cadres.