Kathmandu, May 1: CPN-UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal has said the new constitution could not be promulgated unless a government of national consensus was formed to replace the current ‘authoritarian rule’ by the coalition of the UCPN (Maoist) and the Madhesi Front.
Addressing a gathering of workers organized by the General Federation of Nepali Trade Unions (GEFONT) to mark the International Workers’ Day here on Tuesday, Chairman Khanal said the atmosphere conducive to promulgating the new Constitution would not be made with the incumbent Government still in power.
Accusing the largest party in the parliament of not taking the constitution making process seriously, Mr Khanal claimed that a national consensus was still elusive as the Maoist party had not fully shunned politics of violence.
He emphasized on the need for the workers to continue their movement to quash all forms of feudalism in the country.
CA member and President of Confederation of Nepali Industries (CNI), Binod Kumar Chaudhary stressed on the need of a responsible labour movement in order to create employment