Sunday, December 17, 2006

Nation moving towards republic: Aryal

Former Supreme Court Justice Laxman Prasad Aryal on saturday said that the nation was indeed heading towards a republican set-up and that only issue was whether it will end up to be the “people’s republic” or stop at “democratic republic.”

“Of course the nation is now hurtling towards a republican set-up. But we have yet to see whether it will be “people’s republic” or “democratic republic”, Aryal said, while commenting on the future course of the nation following the finalisation of the interim constitution draft.

He also appreciated the way the seven-party alliance and the CPN-Maoist leadership finalised the draft of the interim constitution. Aryal, who headed the committee which drafted the interim statute following the April uprising, said that the parties have indeed retained the spirit of the draft he had presented to the government and Maoist talk teams. “The spirit has been retained. It is now a consensus document, too,” Aryal said.

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