Kathmandu,17 Dec 2014 : CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the new constitution would be promulgated by January 22 following the due process if consensus was not possible.
Speaking at a press meet held at the UML party office today, Chairman Oli said efforts however will be made until the last minute to bring the constitution on a consensus. “However, if consensus is not possible, there is a provision to endorse the constitution with the required number, and that will be followed”, he said.
Stating that nobody should put forth unnecessary positions, intention and approach, leader Oli said the country should not be kept captive of violence and indecision.
He also said the party was fully concentrated on ensuring that the new constitution comes on time, and was not worried about who becomes the next prime minister or president.
UML Chairman Oli said however that there was no alternative to consensus and collaboration, as the nation was in search for lasting peace and stability.
Senior leader Jhalanath Khanal said ultra leftists and rightists were active to stop the new constitution from being promulgated, while emphasizing on the need to bring the new constitution on January 22 at any cost.
Leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said the party would have a strong presence in national politics if it was taken ahead with unity based on thought, word and deed.
The central committee meeting that began on December 8 formed the 21-member standing committee and 62-member politburo unanimously.
The CC meeting also approved a periodic action plan including constitution drafting, local body election, collaboration with left-democratic forces, mobilization against social anomalies, organizational consolidation, among others.
Based on the recommendations from the central members, the standing committee will approve an action plan within 10 days and also allocate work division of the central members, according to the party.