Kathmandu, Oct 8: Chairman of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC), Baburam Bhattarai, presented a report of the CPDCC in today’s meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA).
Bhattarai presented the ‘Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee’s Report, 2071’ as per the Constituent Assembly Regulations, 2070 BS.
The CA meeting held on September 18 had given authority to the CPDCC to forge consensus on the disputed issues and prepare questionnaire regarding these issues if consensus could not be forged.
Bhattarai informed today’s meeting that a total of 10 meetings were conducted and discussion was held on five thematic reports in course of forging consensus.
He further said that the CPDCC could not forge consensus regarding the issues of form of governance, state restructuring and judicial system even after taking initiatives to forge consensus by holding an all-party meeting. But consensus was forged on 30 issues.
Reiterating that there was no alternative to forge consensus, Dr Bhattarai said that initiatives would be taken for the same.
On the occasion, he stressed that the new constitution should be promulgated on January 22, 2015 at any cost to fulfill moral and political commitment.
The CPDCC chairman said that some leaders in CPDCC meetings presented their opinion that contentious issues should be finalized even by going for the due process and top leaders expressed determination to forge consensus on the major issues of the constitution.
Bhattarai also urged top leaders to be serious for the same and thanked all leaders and lawmakers, who supported in preparing the report.The next CA meeting has been scheduled for October 10 at 11:30 am.