Constitution has all aspects of democratic values: Nepal Dy PM
The new Constitution of Nepal incorporates “all aspects” of universal democratic values and norms, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa said against the backdrop of discontent among the Madhesi community over it on Saturday.
Thapa, who also holds the Foreign portfolio, said the Himalayan country has entered a new phase of economic development after the promulgation of the Constitution. He underlined the importance of democracy whose absence, he said, fuels rebel lion.
Thapa identified democracy, free market and culture as the “three pillars” of peace.
“Very recently after 10 years of violent insurgency and another 10 years of chaotic transition the Constituent Assembly of Nepal has granted and promulgated a new Constitution. We have now entered into a new phase of economic development and prosperity,” he said.
“The new constitution incorporates all aspects of universal democratic values and norms. We are committed to a liberal economy based on free market,” he said at the Global Leadership forum, organised by the Art of Living Foundation.