Constitution draft: CA members out for public consultation
JULY 18 – Lawmakers have reached their respective constituencies across the country for public opinion collection on the constitution draft.
MangladeviGurung of Chame-5 in Manang district has got a copy of the draft. She is preparing to attend a public consultation programme scheduled to be held at the district headquarters Chame on Monday.
“I am going through the document. There are some provisions that I have confusions over,” she said. “If the government listens, I’ll express them at the programme.” Gurung, who operates a hotel, is also actively involved in publicising the matter locally.
Several other people said they have received the draft. YangdungGurung of Pisang said he is reading the blueprint for the new constitution. “The VDC secretary sent me the document,” he said. VDC Secretary NeelkanthaPoudel said he has sent the constitution draft to all the houses in Pisang and Chame. According to Assistant CDO Ram Hari Sharma, 2,000 copies had arrived in the district for 1,400 households there. UCPN (Maoist) lawmaker DhaniramPoudel reached Chame on Friday for collecting people’s feedback on the constitution draft.
A team of lawmakers have reached Baitadi district to gather people’s views on the draft. CA members Nar Baha- dur Chand, Damnodar Bhandari and Dhana Pahari reached Baitadi on Friday via a helicopter. They said they have already begun collecting opinions and a formal programme is scheduled to be held at the district headquarters and Patan on July 20 and 21.