Politicians from different political parties have spoken the need of amendments to the Constitution of Nepal to make it compatible to the changing context though it was an exclusive document regarding its features.
Taking part in a face-to-face programme organised by the Nepali Radio Network on the occasion of its fifth anniversary here Sunday, they said the Constitution has incorporated the agendas of all castes, religions, regions and communities but it again requires changes.
On the occasion, Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel said the Constitution had itself no weaknesses but all political parties were expected to be honest for its effective implementation.
Poudel also made it clear that he did not wish to become the party president or the Prime Minister by splitting the party.
Likewise, CPN (UML) leader and chairman of the Constituent Assembly (CA), Subas Chandra Nembang recalled that the drafting and promulgation of the Constitution was possible due to collective approach and efforts of political parties and its effective enforcement would be possible through the same culture.
“The Constitution has no weaknesses. But it should be revised as per the changing time.”
NC leaders Chandra Bhandari and Ramhari Khatiwada stressed the need of development of mass media for the strengthening of democracy.
Former Attorney General Raman Shrestha took the moment to question Nembang that why he was silent as the chair of the CA when former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved the House twice.
On the occasion, communication experts and radio workers demanded the government come up with a radio-friendly media policy while Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Chairman Bipul Pokhrel accused the federal and province governments of bringing the media policy by going against the spirit of the Constitution with the intention of putting the media houses at difficulty. As he argued, bodies concerned should be consulted before introducing the media policy.
Source: National News Agency Nepal