» » Constitution amendment a must to ensure its acceptability: Maoist leader Shrestha

Mahottari, Oct 14: CPN (Maoist Centre) senior leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha today stressed the need for amending the constitution to ensure its acceptability. Speaking at a programme organised by the Bardibas Town Committee of the party to exchange greetings on the occasions of festivals like Bada Dashain, Tihar and Chhath, the leader pitched for amending the constitution to address the demands of all disgruntled parties.

Saying Nepal's constitution is a progressive in the world in terms of the issue of fundamental rights of people, he said the constitution would become the 'best' of the world once some rights and demands of some groups are accommodated in it.

On the demands of some groups for naturalised citizenship card holder to hold the supreme positions of the state, he implicitly opposed the demands, saying there are no provisions in any other country for such persons with naturalised citizenship certificate to get to such supreme positions of the state.

Likewise, another Maoist leader and former Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel urged the opposition CPN (UML) to become serious towards implementing the constitution.

Saying the country may face crisis in case of a failure to implement the constitution, he stressed the need for driving the country towards socialism after holding the three levels of the elections within the stipulated time (16 months remaining)

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