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Constitution implementation challenging, says Dhungana

File image: Former Speaker Daman Nath Dhungana

Kathmandu, June 16

Former Speaker Daman Nath Dhungana has said the current constitution is very challenging to implement as it does not clearly position itself on either sides of presidential or parliamentary systems.

While unveiling a book entitled “Nepalma Sanghatmak Byawastha: Awadharana Ra Auchitya” (Federal System in Nepal: Concept and Purpose), the former Speaker on Thursday also pointed out some key challenges for the smooth and effective implementation of the charter.

“Nepal’s federalism has come with the pursuit of equality among the people of different castes, creeds, sects and origins,” he added. “What we now need to do is making the charter purposeful.”

The book was authored by Associate Professor Tara Nath Ghimire, and is based on his doctorate dissertation.

Commenting upon the book, constitutional expert Kashi Raj Dahal said that the new statute has the challenge of acceptability as well as financial and administration management.

He also said that the book would be an important political document to understand federalism in the changed political context of Nepal.

Ghimire, on his part, said he found out from his study that there were no agenda or demand of any of Nepal’s political movement for a federal system, but it was included through the amendment of the Interim Constitution of 2007 without doing scientific study and homework.

He has noted that a key challenge of the federal systems in Nepal is the threat for national unity, despite having some opportunities with this governance system.


Published on June 16th, Friday, 2017 10:03 AM


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