HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba today suggested the political parties to revive the Constituent Assembly at least for 15 days after reaching consensus on the unsettled issues of new constitution, which according to him would put an end to the political deadlock facing the country.
Addressing a programme organised by the Association of Youth Organisations Nepal, Deuba said, “The Unified CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML should give up little of their stances first to find consensus on the contents of the new constitution. Then, the CA should be revived only for 15 days to amend the interim constitution and promulgate the new constitution.”
Deuba said that the CA revival was the easiest way to save the political gains, as the parties have no other options than to agree on the issues of the new constitution even after the fresh CA elections.
“Once we promulgate the new constitution, it will not take a longer time to make the country’s democracy vibrant and invite foreign investment, which is imperative for the nation’s development,” Deuba said. He claimed that Nepal could be the richest country in the Asia if the parties could maintain political stability.
CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the promulgation of the new constitution should be the first priority, as other developmental issues would be halted until the new constitution is promulgated.
Nepal suggested that there should be the constitutional provision to forbid a person to become prime minister or chief executive of the country not more than twice. “This provision is imperative to give the chance to the young leaders after the retirement of senior leaders,” he said.
He said that the government should make a mechanism to select a certain number of most talented youths each year and give important responsibility to them as per their expertise. “In the US, at least 600 most talented youths from different fields are selected each year and given important responsibilities. This kind of practice is necessary even for Nepal for making the youths participant in the process of nation building,” Nepal added.
Unified CPN-Maoist leader Amik Serchan suggested that the CA revival was imperative even for amending the interim constitution before going for fresh polls. “When, the CA revival is imperative, the parties should make efforts to find consensus and promulgate the new constitution,” he said.
Congress youth leader Gagan Thapa told that he would not remain in the active politics after he reached 58 years of age. “As in the government service, there should be the provision of retirement even in politics to give chance to the youths for nation building. I, announce here that I will not remain in active politics after I reached 58,” he said.
UML leader Rabindra Adhikari suggested the senior leaders give chance to youth leaders for decision making in parties and executive positions.