Kathmandu, Apr 21:
CPN-UML chairman Jhalanath Khanal Saturday said the political parties were nearing consensus on settling the disputed issues of the constitution and conclude the constitution writing process within May 27.
He said this while talking to leaders of political parties and members of the civil society of Kanchanpur district.
He said that all parties should play a creative role to make May 27 a historical day.
He talked with UML Kanchanpur chairman Ishowri Prasad Kharel, NC district secretary Bhotraj Bohara, UCPN-Maoist district chief DD Pande, human rights activists Bhagat Singh Bika, Laxmi Bika, indigenous community leader Bal Bahadur Dagaura and civil society member Bhabaraj Regmi in the hotline conversation.
Khanal said that the political parties would succeed to resolve the disputed issues of the constitution within a few days and added that he stood for a single far-western province.
Khanal's personal secretary Ram Babu Adhikari said that the Maoists should end the weapons politics to conclude the peace process and added that he was serious about the Maoist activities.
He said that the ethnic based federalism would bring anarchism and disorder in the country and urged the local leaders to stand in favor of identity and capacity based federal system.
On the occasion, local leaders urged Khanal to resolve the social problems faced by Karnali region and the district of Kanchanpur.
Khanal said that the new constitution would ensure a sound state restructuring model and governance system for Nepal.
He said that six to eight provinces were suitable for Nepal and added that the UML’s model of provinces would secure the rights of
ethnic, dalit and indigenous people.
He said that his party was trying to introduce a scientific province system to establish social harmony and unity in the country.
He said, "The new federal system should be able to end the social discrimination in the country. The country will start a social and economic revolution after concluding the constitution writing process."