Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang has is going to announce the date for convening the next CA meeting on March 29.
CA proceedings have remained stalled for nearly a month and a half since Nembang on February 12 deferred the CA meeting without fixing the date for the next sitting.
Nembang convened a meeting of chief whips of major political parties and suggested to them to work urgently to settle the contentious issues of constitution-making or agree on the procedures of deciding the disputes of constitution-making reports My Republica online.
"If the leaders don't settle the contentious issues in consensus and also continue to remain divided over the procedures, I will fix the date for the next sitting," Nembang told reporters after the meeting with chief whips at his chamber on Wednesday. He said he will wait until 5 pm on March 29.
Nembang claimed that he is doing this based on the suggestions by the opposition parties because they have said that the situation may worsen after that as the opposition parties have planned to intensify aggressive protests from coming Sunday.
He however didn't disclose what date he will announce for CA plenary sitting.
The CA regulations have it that lawmakers must be informed about the meeting at least 72 hours in advance.
Sources at the parliament secretariat presumed that Nembang might call the meeting after April 9 when the second phase of protests of the UCPN (Maoist)-led opposition alliance concludes.