“Re­vive 1990's con­sti­tu­tion”

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For­mer mayor of the Kath­mandu Me­trop­o­lis and for­mer NC MP PL Singh said that as the coun­try is pass­ing through a crit­i­cal phase, to get rid from the present po­lit­i­cal cri­sis, the 1990 con­sti­tu­tion should be re­stored with­out any de­lay. Ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing or­gan­ised by the Old Force Cam­paign last Fri­day in Kath­mandu, Singh said that the 2006 April up­ris­ing was launched not by the then seven par­ties and the Maoists but un­der the ac­tive in­volve­ment of the INGOs, in re­sult, the present po­lit­i­cal dead­lock has sur­faced. The 1990 con­sti­tu­tion was in­tro­duced by the king, po­lit­i­cal par­ties and the gen­eral pub­lic but the seven par­ties and Maoists scrapped that demo­cratic con­sti­tu­tion, from which, the present cri­sis is be­ing wit­nessed. There­fore, for the bet­ter­ment of the na­tion and the peo­ple, the 1990 con­sti­tu­tion has to be re­stored, Sher­stha

re­marked. The King had also com­mit­ted a con­sti­tu­tional mis­take by restor­ing the par­lia­ment, Singh re­marked. For­mer min­is­ter Deepak Gyawali said that as the 2015 con­sti­tu­tion was pro­mul­gated by the for­eign­ers, from this con­sti­tu­tion, the iden­tity of Nepal and Nepali peo­ple has been fin­ished. There­fore, he urged to re­store the 1990 con­sti­tu­tion. Gyawali stressed on restora­tion of Hindu re­li­gion and the in­sti­tu­tion of monar­chy as the iden­tity of the coun­try. Co­or­di­na­tor of the cam­paign, se­nior ad­vo­cate Balkr­ishna Ne­u­pane pre­sent­ing a gloomy pic­ture of the present Nepali sce­nario, said that at the time when the 1990 con­sti­tu­tion was pro­mul­gated, the coun­try's eco­nomic growth rate was 7.8 per­cent and dur­ing pro­mul­ga­tion of the 2015 con­sti­tu­tion, the eco­nomic growth rate de­clined to 0.77 per­cent.

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