Constitution Can Be Amended: PM

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Kathmandu, Sept. 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Constitution could be amended.

Launching a book “A Treatise on the Constitution of Nepal, 2015” on the eve of the fifth Constitution Day on Friday, Prime Minister Oli remarked that if the Constitution showed any incompleteness in the process of its implementation, it could be amended. However, at the same time, he noted that there was no need to be misled by others in the reform process.

At the book launch ceremony organised at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Prime Minister Oli said that the Constitution of Nepal was based on the sovereignty of Nepali people and clarified that its implementation would safeguard citizens’ security, human dignity, national prosperity, nationalism and ensure a life without discrimination and terror.

Stating that it was important to educate all Nepalis about the Constitution, the Prime Minister said that the role of all the political parties that made the Constitution was important for its stability.
Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat, leader of the opposition party Nepali Congress, also spoke at the event and discussed the features of the Constitution. Stating that the entire country needed to emphasise its

implementation and institutional development, he added, “This is a very unique type of Constitution. For its success, efficient and agile administration and continuous capacity building are essential.”

Bipin Adhikari, editor of the book, stressed the importance of the treatise’s interpretation and analysis for the proper implementation of the new constitution. “This is the newest constitution in the world and it represents the hopes and aspirations of the people, which have been expressed twice through the Constituent Assembly,” he said.
The book is simultaneously a commentary on the new constitution as well as a report on the international conference held on it from August 11 to August 13, 2018.

The volume contains a review of the constitution’s provisions, a summary of the proceedings, as well as individual essays by 29 contributors, including the framers of the constitution, jurists, constitutionalists, social scientists and practitioners from Nepal and abroad. Overall, the essays call for the implementation of the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

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