Constitution a flexible document: President Deuba


Kathmandu : Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said Nepal’s constitution is flexible and dynamic document.

During a programme organized to confer him the honorary doctorate in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, President Deuba said, the award was also an honour to common people’s shared aspiration for greater political freedoms and expanded economic opportunities across the developing world; to the relentless struggle that people have gone through for democracy and development.
Nepal promulgated the constitution last year by a democratically elected Constituent Assembly. Now, it has entered the crucial phase of implementing the constitution by taking all the segments of society on board, he said, adding that Nepal could not afford anymore to be mired in protracted political transition.
He went on to say that Nepal’s constitution has guaranteed special rights to the women, Madhesi, indigenous, dalits, marginalised and backward communities. “However, still a section of life is unhappy with some provisions of the constitution and we (political parties) are committed to making the constitution widely acceptable through amendment,” President Deuba said.
Stating that the Nepali Congress had significant role in restoring peace in the country with ending the decade-long armed conflict, he recalled India’s support for the same.
The conferring of honorary doctorate to me by an Indian university of international repute, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, is also a reflection of the harmonious and close friendship between Nepal and India –that transcends the government to government relations, he added.