Our attention has been seriously drawn towards the abrupt decision of the government to register the bill for the extension of the life of the Constituent Assembly for another three months despite the constitutional provision that requires the Constituent Assembly to complete the constitution writing process by May 28 and also the political commitment earlier expressed in the same line.
First of all, maximum efforts should have been made to complete the constitution writing by May 28. But such efforts have not been made for the last two years.
The efforts were confined only to the tasks of repeatedly extending the life of the Constituent Assembly and rescheduling the calendar of the Constituent Assembly. This becomes clear that the leadership of the major parties in the Constituent Assembly has failed to accomplish the Constitution making task.
Despite this, the parties, analyzing seriously the current situation and their failure, should have once again made maximum efforts to complete the constitution writing by May 28. Should that fail, efforts should have been made to forge an all-party national consensus among the political forces for the alternative political outlet. The way the bill for the extension of the Constituent Assembly was registered in an abrupt and conspiratorial manner
without paying due attention to the above mentioned factors and even without consultation and decision of our own party, smacks of external meddling against the national sovereignty of our country. We have, therefore, strong reservation and objection to this decision.
Against this background, we appeal to all stakeholders to take immediate initiative to build an all-party national consensus for an alternative political outlet by May 28 keeping the question of protection of our national sovereignty and the establishment of people's rights at the central stage.
In addition, we want to inform all of you that, taking into account the current situation, all previously announced plans and programmes of the movement have been deferred for the moment.
Mohan Vaidya Kiran
Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal
Unified Communist Party of Nepal ( Maoist)
Date: May 23, 2012