हात दिदा दुदेलनु निल्ने भनेको यही हो
KATHMANDU, June 9 - Madhesh-based parties Tuesday called for including Hindi as the official language along with Nepali in the new constitution.
Speaking at the meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA)’s Committee for Determining the Base of Cultural and Social solidarity, lawmakers of Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (MJF), Tarai-Madhesh Loktantrik Party and Sadbhawana Party stressed on using Hindi language in government-related works in central level.
Other parties have sharply opposed the proposal.
MJF lawmaker Jayram Yadav said, “Our demand for use of Hindi in government works needn’t be debated.”
While UML lawmaker Netra Panthi opined the country has already entered the concept of multilingualism, so a commission should resolve the issue, Nepali Congress lawmaker Usha Gurung said the language should not be made a big issue.
As debate started increasing, Committee Chairman Navodita Chaudhary said the solution must be sought through consensus maintaining respect for language of all.
The meeting has been postponed until Thursday after the parties failed to come to an agreement.
The preparation of Committee’s concept on constitution has been delayed due to the differences over the issue of official languages. ...