Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has said as the federalism has bright future, discontent over it would fizzle out gradually. Federalism has been established with fiscal, administrative and legal measures, he stressed at a programme organized jointly by Nepal Law Society, and Constitution Watch Group here today.
"How federalism has been effective can be measured with the functions of the governments at central, state and local levels. All 760 governments have been capable to exercise their authority, "he said, adding that the weaknesses surfaced over this two and half year will be corrected via practice and competence.
On the occasion, Chief Minister of State-2, Lal Babu Raut, said if the stakeholders concerned work honestly, the constitution would be implemented effectively. He however complained that thought to shrink the rights of State government has obstructed on various activities. The constitution is incomplete as it is yet to incorporate the issues of Dalit and indigenous people.
Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha said it is important to know whether the people have been able to be benefitted with the new constitution.
Senior advocate and National Assembly member Radheshyam Adhikari said various issues of fundamental rights including citizenship were yet to addressed though some laws were made after the formation of new government and the new constitution.
Former minister Ganga Lal Tuladhar pointed out the need of strong coordination among the federal, state and local level governments.
Nepal Bar Association Chairman Chandeshwor Shrestha questioned over the growing political influence on appointment of judges which has eroded trust on judiciary.
Rastriya Prajatantra Party leader Kunti Kumari Sahi said questions were raised over the implementation of fundamental rights.
Noted journalist Hari Bahadur Thapa observed that there was imbalance of power as the governance was run against constitutional manner.
Source: National News Agency Nepal