The Unified CPN-Maoist Parliamentary Party today decided to demand the Constituent Assembly to resend the disputed issues of the new constitution to the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee for forging consensus.
According to UCPN-M Chief Whip Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, today’s parliamentary party meeting also decided not to accept the constitution drafted through two-third majority.
During the meeting, the UCPN-M lawmakers criticized the seven-Pradesh model of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, claiming that it was not scientific in terms of inclusion and giving rights to the disadvantaged groups. The lawmakers urged the leadership not to accept the joint proposal of the ruling parties reports The Himalayan Times.
Party’s whip Rekha Sharma said the lawmakers opined that the party should go for drafting the new constitution as per the spirit of the past agreements and achievements of the past movements. She said the failure of CPDCC was the failure of CA itself, as the committee had top leaders of all 31 parties of the CA.
Meanwhile, CA started discussion on CPDCC report after Bhattarai proposed the same before the CA.
Summing up the ruling parties’ stance, NC’s Ramchandra Paudel said most of the CA members were for the seven-Pradesh model proposed in the joint proposal registered by the ruling coalition, with parliamentary system and independent judiciary. However, UCPN-M lawmaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara demanded that the CA should resend the disputed issues to CPDCC, as the parties were close to consensus and there was no other option.