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Constitution has all aspects of democratic values: Nepalese Deputy PM

Kamal Thapa.

Kamal Thapa.  

The new Constitution of Nepal incorporates “all aspects” of universal democratic values and norms, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa said on Saturday against the backdrop of discontent among the Madhesi community over it.

Mr. Thapa, who holds the Foreign portfolio as well, said the landlocked Himalayan country has entered a new phase of economic development after promulgation of the Constitution.

He also underlined the importance of democracy whose absence, he said, fuels rebellion.

Mr. Thapa, who had accompanied Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli during a visit to India last month, 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.

“The new constitution incorporates all aspects of universal democratic values and norms. We are totally committed to a liberal economy based on free market,” he said addressing the Global Leadership forum, organised by the Art of Living Foundation, here.

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