General Secretary of the Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) Jhalanath Khanal on Friday accused the Nepali Congress (NC) of trying to disrupt the process of drafting the long-awaited new constitution.
Referring to the violent protests that the NC has announced through its student wing against the current Maoist-led government, Khanal said that it would not be necessary for a democratic party to launch a violent movement when all democratic forces need to contribute to the institutionalization and consolidation of the post-monarchy democracy.
Opening a sports event organized by his party’s youth wing in Kathmandu, he expressed his concern over why the NC does not cooperate with the republican forces.
On Thursday, the NC disrupted the meeting of the Constituent Assembly demanding the return of properties seized by Maoists during the insurgency period. However, Maoists say most of those highlighting the issue of returning seized properties are those politically propagandizing it.
The Constituent Assembly has already announced that different committees recently formed would now commence the drafting of the new constitution.
Many doubt the success in completing the draft within the stipulated time—17 months from now—if the NC, the second largest party in the House, now outside of the coalition government, continuously disrupts House procedures and sessions.