In an 'extreme demand' of its kind registered in the Constituent Assembly so far, Sadbhawna Party (Anandidevi) lawmaker Sarita Giri has insisted that the new constitution should give a new name to the country.
In a proposal registered at the Constitutional Committee, she has demanded that the country be named as "Sagarmatha" instead of
Lawmakers from other parties took a serious exception to Giri's demand saying that it was an insult to the people and against the spirit of the Interim Constitution. UCPN (Maoist) lawmaker Dharmashila Chapagain,
"We have suggested that the committee not entertain such an unconstitutional proposal. The constitution clearly stipulates that the name of our country is
Posted on: 2012-05-11 at http://www.ekantipur.com/2012/05/11/top-story/giri-floats-new-name-for-country/353745.html