Kathmandu, Aug. 27: Deliberations on the proposal seeking consideration on the amended Bill relating to the Constitution of Nepal, 2072 continues today at the meeting of the Constituent Assembly.
At the commencement of the meeting that began 20 minutes behind schedule, CPN-UMLâ€™s Madhav Kumar Nepal emphasized on the need for the peopleâ€™s representatives and political leaders to fulfill the peopleâ€™s long-held aspiration for a new constitution.
Stating that conflicts and street protests would have a serious impact on the constitution making process, leader Nepal however said that the recent incidents have raised suspicions that they were efforts being made to foil the constitution making process.
He also appealed to all agitating sides to come for a dialogue, as the constitution making process should not be lengthened further under any pretext.
UCPN-Maoistâ€™s Baburam Bhattarai expressed the confidence that the new constitution would be promulgated in few weeks, and made it clear that the final draft was based on the 12-point agreement, comprehensive peace accord, madhesh movement and the interim constitution of Nepal, 2007.
Emphasizing on the need to arrange the division of provinces in a balanced manner by maintaining the basis of identity and capability, Dr Bhattarai however said the issues that have been accepted unanimously cannot just be ignored.
Leader Bhattarai also said that a new restructuring could take place through a federal commission, while stressing that the new constitution should be promulgated with amendments.