Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar Friday said that the political parties were ready to take one step backward from their respective stances for giving the nation a way out by promulgating the new constitution.
Speaking at a convention of Joint Tharu Struggle Committee at Tandi, Chitwan, DPM Gachchhadar said the political parties would decide the issues of federal states only by forging consensus among all concerned sectors.
He said a meeting of three major political parities and Madhesi Front scheduled for Saturday would most probably forge consensus on federalism and state restructuring issues.
"No one should be suspicious that the government and parties will promulgate the new constitution without federalism," DPM Gachchhadar said.
Federalism as per culture, religion, identity, languages would be given utmost priority in the new constitution, Gachchhadar said.
He urged NC and CPN-UML leaders to make their stand clear.
He vowed that the new constitution would not be promulgated without deciding the issue of federalism.
He assured that Chitwan would not be divided in any situation during state restructuring. Chitwan has its own identities and capability, Gachchhadar added.
The convention of Tharu community would last for two days to develop a common view on how their rights could be secured in the new constitution.
More than 200 representatives of Tharu community from 24 districts are participating in the meeting.
Meanwhile, in Bardibas, Minister for Law and Justice Brajesh Kumar Gupta has said that the constitution with federalism will be promulgated by coming May 27.
convention of Terai-Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP), Mahottari-4 at
Baheda bazaar in Mahottari district Thursday, Minister Gupta claimed that the political parties have come to consensus towards carving out federal states on the basis of capability and identity.
All the political parties have focused their efforts on constitution-making as the tasks related to the peace process have almost completed, he said, urging the party cadres to not cast doubt towards the promulgation of constitution by May 27.
‘Though some forces are making their efforts to dismiss the agenda of federalism, strong pressure on the part of people will foil the ill-attempts’, he asserted.