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Constitution Supplement
'Extend by four months'



What do you think of the proposed 14 provinces?
When the proposal was discussed in the full session of the CA, most CA members opposed the idea of ethnic provinces. I am a Kumal, married to a Mahato (Chaudhari). I belong to an ethnic community but I am not in favour of ethnic provinces.

It is said the CA members did not work hard to complete their task on time.
We face many problems. If someone from my region is admitted to hospital, we are expected to go there. Sometimes, we go to see the ministers or visit the NEA for electricity. Big leaders and ministers have their cars but we have to walk. I cannot describe in words how much trouble we go through. Therefore we missed some meetings of the CA. We are not provided with all facilities.

So you are saying the state facilities are not enough.
We get Rs 45,000 per month from which tax takes away Rs 5,000. The party levies Rs 25,000 and we get Rs 15,000 in hand. How can we live with Rs 15,000 while the house rent is Rs 8,000? We travel by three-wheelers and microbuses sporting CA badges on our coats. We hear people wondering why, if the state has given us Rs 50,000, we don't take taxis. I have my share of pain. I used to earn Rs 18,000 as a kindergarten teacher and Rs 20,000 from raising goats before I was a CA member.

Now it's confirmed that the constitution will not be written on time. What should be done?
We can extend the CA for four months. If it isn't completed in four months, it will never be written.

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Constitution 2010, Nepali Times coverage of issues related to writing the new constitution



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