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PM Oli inaugurates constitution awareness campaign

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KATHMANDU —Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inugurated a nation-wide awareness campaign on the new constitution amid a function Monday.

The government launched campaign “Janata Ko Sambidhan, Jantakai Majh” on Monday after almost two months of the promulgation of the new constitution, with the aim to familiarize the general public about the new constitution.

The campaign will continue till January 5, 2016.

Inaugurating the campaign, Prime Minister Oli said that the new constitution has ensured equal rights to all and that there is no reason for anyone to harbor misconception that they have been discriminated against.

“There is confusion among the Madhesi people that the constitution has segregated them, which is not true. Thus, with the aim to clear up such misconceptions and end an impasse, the campaign has been launched,” Oli said.

He said that not a not a single clause of the constitution has discriminated against any particular community. “Rather, it has ensured special rights to the marginalized, minorities and backward communities. Our constitution has guaranteed proportional and inclusive representation. Then, how can the new constitution be discriminatory,” said Prime Minister Oli.

UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who was also present in the inauguration function in the capital, said that genuine demands of the Madhesi, Tharu and other communities should be addressed but the demands which affect national unity and sovereignty should be and will be criticized.

“We want cordial relations with our neighbors, India and China, and we expect cooperation from them,” he said.

Similarly, former Constituent Assembly chairman Subas Chandra Nembang said that the campaign launched by the government will form the basis for implementation of the new constitution.

Stating that the constitution is amendable, he appealed to the agitating Madhesi parties to return to parliament instead of staging protests and resolve their dissatisfaction through dialogue.

The government is launching interactions in all 75 districts, municipalities and village development committees during the month-long campaign for informing the public about major provisions in the new constitution.

Politicians, incumbent and former ministers, lawmakers, civil society members and intellectuals will participate in the programs that will be organized in the district headquarters across the .

Likewise, municipalities and village development committee offices will also hold interaction programs with locals, political leaders and other stakeholders on major provisions of the new constitution as part of the special campaign.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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