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Modi lauds Nepal's democracy, says success depends on consensus (Part 2)


Modi lauds Nepal's democracy, says success depends on consensus (Part 2)

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Lauding Nepal's commendable progress towards democracy and federalism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pointed out that its eventual success depends on consensus and dialogue. On September 20, Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav announced that his country had a new constitution, which is the result of eight years of deliberation, including the failure of the first Constituent Assembly in 2012.

It is the seventh constitution to have been adopted by Nepal in the last 67 years and the first by democratically elected representatives.However, many Nepalese in the country's southern plains are protesting against state demarcation, citizenship and other provisions in the constitution, saying it pushes them further towards the margins. The protests, in which more than 40 people have died in recent weeks, have drawn critical attention from India, Nepal's neighbour on three sides with which it shares an open border.

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