Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Constitution Of Nepal 2015 - 1034 Words

Imagine how would you feel if you waited for something for decades but, when it arrived, some of your brothers and sisters did not like it.Excitement and frustration simultaneously. That is the predicament which the Nepali people have been feeling today. The people waited for 65 years for a constitution written by their elected representatives. Such a charter -- Constitution of Nepal 2015 -- has been finally promulgated today, on 20 September. Most people seem happy but some are clearly agitated. The country had waited for this day since 1950. At the time of removing Rana oligarchy, King Tribhuvan had promised to call elections for a constituent assembly to draft a new constitution. But that did not transpire. Kings gifted the statute†¦show more content†¦The second assembly, elected in 2013, has been able to sort out the issue providing for seven states, though not to everyone s liking. Five things put pressure on Nepali leaders to deliver the constitution this time around. First, the Nepali Congress Party and the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), which preferred a few multi-ethnic states, secured nearly two-thirds majority in the assembly and formed a coalition government with smaller parties, enhacing their strength further. Thus they had the number and confidence to sail the charter to the finish line. Second, bothPrime Minister Sushil Koirala and UML leader KP Oli were personally men in a hurry. The ailing Koirala wanted to promulgate the statute on his watch. The ailing Oli wanted to become premier before his health marred his ambition. Therefore, Koirala and Oli promised support to each other to realize their respective ambitions, as quickly as possible. Third, the devastating chain quakes and aftershocks in April and May this year -- they killed nearly 10,000 people, destroyed nearly 7 billion rupees worth of property and affected one-third of the country s population -- spurred the coalition to accelerate the pace. It became absurd for them to quibble over the fine prints of the charter at a time when the people and country cried for relief and reconstruction in the wake of the natural calamity. Fourth, the Maoist leader

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