Nepali Times
Constitution Supplement
"Maoists made CA inclusive"



What are you doing these days?

I am busy with the protests carried out by my party. Besides that I am also participating in the boycott of the parliamentary meeting.

How is the constitution-writing process going?
There has been some progress in that area. The CA is discussing six out of ten committees' drafts. The other committees are also preparing their drafts.

At this rate will the constitution be framed in time?
Unlikely, given the current political climate. That being said, if the parties can reach a consensus there is a possibility that it can be written in seven months.

Who is delaying the constitution-writing process?
Presently, the political parties who are in power are the ones obstructing the progress.

What kind of state restructuring would you suggest?
We have to opt for a federalist state that is demarcated by caste, language etc.

Your party has proposed that the Lamas who do not belong to any caste be given a region. But that way some other castes are neglected.
We are not neglecting them. They will be categorised not just according to caste and ethnicity, but more on the basis of geography, language, and tradition.

What is your experience of the CA?
Because of the Maoists, the CA is representative and inclusive. There are now discussions about backward and disadvantaged groups. But oppressed and marginalised groups are still being ignored because some of the groups within the CA are still opposed to this inclusion.

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



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