Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairperson Subash Nembang has said that if the parties fail to reach consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution by September 6, a decision will be reached through the regular process of the CA.
“If the parties fail to reach an agreement by the stipulated time, I have already instructed to present the draft constitution in the full House along with the points of disagreement,” CA Chair Nembang said, while talking with journalists at his office on Tuesday.
“The issues will then be resolved through the CA process,” he said indicating that the process of majority-vote will be applied in such a case.
A consensus has to be reached by September 6 (Bhadra 21) in the interest of Nepali citizens and as per the commitment made by the political parties, Nembang said.
He added that he has already directed chairpersons of the CA thematic committees, including Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus (CPDC) Committee Chair Dr Baburam Bhattarai, to fulfill their responsibilities as per the regulations and schedule of the CA.
According to CA Chair, the heads of CA committees have expressed commitments to complete the assignment on time.
Recalling the parties' commitment (during election campaign) to draft the new constitution in a year, the CA chair stressed that the parties have no alternative than to promulgate a new constitution by January 22, 2015.