Tuesday, 30th September 2014

NC, UML mull common strategy on federalism, other constitutional issues


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The ruling coalition partners – Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, have come close to a consensus on the contents of a new constitution.

A meeting of senior leaders of the two parties held at Prime Minister's residence, Baluwatar, on Saturday evening dwelt on the disputed issues of the constitution including state restructuring, forms of governance and judiciary system and both the parties seemed identical on most of the issues, says NC Spokesperson Dilendra Prasad Badu.

The two parties decided to put on efforts to bring other parties to consensus on the prickly issues of the constitution.

Among other issues discussed at the meeting were making government more effective, filling vacant posts and appointing 26 members in the Constituent Assembly.

A meeting of the three political parties has been called at 9.00 a.m. Sunday to discuss on the issues of constitution writing, says Prime Minister Sushil Koirala's press advisor Prakash Adhikari.

The Prime Minister is holding discussion with parties outside the CA including CPN-Maoist at 3.00 pm Sunday, adds Adhikari.

The NC and UML would again sit together on Sunday evening after conducting separate discussions with UCPN (Maoist) in the morning and CPN-Maoist in the afternoon.

The NC and UML leaders held discussion on Saturday afternoon too.


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