Los líderes de los tres principales partidos políticos de Nepal han alcanzado un acuerdo por el cual la bandera nacional no sufrirá ningún cambio en la nueva constitución que está siendo elaborada, aunque sí cambiará su simbolismo para reflejar la nueva situación política tras la caída de la monarquía.
National flag to remain unchanged
THIRA L BHUSAL
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Top leaders of the big three parties have agreed not to change the country´s national flag in the new constitution.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal of UCPN (Maoist), Ram Chandra Paudel of Nepali Congress (NC) and Jhalanath Khanal of CPN-UML, along with some second rung leaders from the three parties, reached understanding to this effect at a meeting at Singha Durbar on Sunday. Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Nembang was also present at the meeting.
Claiming that the existing flag represents the feudal monarchial system, Maoist leaders had been insisting that some changes must be made to the national flag to recognize the recent political movements.
"We have agreed to not make any changes to the flag. We will, however, change the explanatory notes on the flag in the constitution so as to explain its features as per the spirit of the recent political movements and to recognize the recent political achievements," said a leader present at the meeting.
The Maoist proposal had also been defeated in a voting at the 64-member Constitutional Committee (CC) of the CA last year. Despite the defeat the Maoists had been insisting that the flag must be changed but the NC, UML and some other political parties were vehemently against the Maoist demand.