Saturday, May 10, 2008

Dr Dhungel advises not to amend statute
Amidst debate whether the interim constitution needs amendments immediately, a constitutional expert has advised political parties not to do so as that will lead to delay in drafting a new constitution.
In a programme organised in the capital Friday, the Dr Surya Dhungel also warned of the Constituent Assembly not completing the task of drafting a new constitution if parties get engaged in amending the current statute.
The process will also lengthen the transitional period, due to which experts’ fear of repeating the 1959 incident.
"If the transitional period is lengthened, the history of 1959 might repeat," said Dr Dhungel.
While Maoist leader CP Gajurel supported Dhungel's statement, UML leader KP Oli differed saying the interim constitution should be amended if the government is to be run properly.

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