Gorkha, Apr. 25:
Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai Wednesday urged the people to stay confident that the new constitution would be promulgated before the term of the Constituent Assembly (CA) expires on May 27.
The Prime Minister claimed that the constitution writing process got momentum right after the peace process was taken to an irreversible point.
Inaugurating the Chum Valley Mahotsav at Chhekampar in the northern part of Gorkha district, the prime minister said that army integration process was almost concluded.
Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai expressed hope that the ongoing dialogue among the political parties would yield substantial results within days.
With the completion of the army integration, all classes of people in the country have been happy and a ray of hope has been seen, the PM said.
Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai stressed on the development of the places like Chum Valley and said the government would pay necessary attention to the developmental works right after the conclusion of peace process and statute writing.
The government is serious for the development of the Chum Valley, he said, adding," The government’s latest activities have given attention to health, educational, and drinking water problem in the area."
He said the government was making a plan to construct motorable roads and rail ways by coordinating with the Government of China up to the Chum Valley.
Chum Valley is a famous tourist destination located in the northern part of Gorkha.
According to the organizers of the festival, the main attraction of the four-day-long Mahotsav is the dishes prepared from the milk of Himalayan cow (Chauri) and woolen garments.
Meanwhile, General Secretary and Spokesperson of Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Sarbendranath Shukla has said that no part of the Madhes region should be merged to non-Madhes regions while federating the country.
Talking to RSS briefly in Biratnagar on Wednesday, he said the United Democratic Madhesi Front would not accept federalism and constitution if any part of the Madhes was found merged to the non-Madhes geography.
"It has been almost sure that the new constitution would be promulgated within May 27 and the parties are working accordingly," he said adding that such constitution would be the common document of political consensus.
The TMLP leader further claimed that the incumbent government led by Dr Baburam Bhattarai would able to conclude the peace and constitution drafting process and the Nepali Congress would lead
the government after the completion of the constitution-drafting.
Leader Shukla was here to inaugurate the first regional convention of the party’s constituency No. 6 committee.
Likewise, a delegation from the Nuniya Society Development Council Nepal on Wednesday called on President Dr Ram Baran Yadav and submitted a memorandum to him, seeking status of indigenous nationalities to the Nuniya community.
The memorandum calls for listing the Nuniya community under the category of indigenous nationalities.
The 10-member delegation comprising Council Chairman Bhim Narayan Mahato and lawmaker Budhani Devi Mahato also met the prime minister, chiefs of constitutional bodies and the Speaker, calling for addressing their demands.
Meanwhile, the gathering of the Council has elected a 33-member new working committee under the chair of Bhim Narayan.