UCPN (Maoist) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal informed that political parties will engage in efforts aimed at forging consensus on vital issues of constitution drafting for six months right after the election to second Constituent Assembly.
The Maoist strongman said that this is crucial to ensure that the second Constituent Assembly delivers the much awaited constitution for the country and not fail this mandate like the previous one.
Speaking at a programme organised to exchange Dashai greetings by his party at Kathmandu constituency no 1 on Tuesday, he said if the parties fail to forge consensus on vital issues of constitution drafting in the first six months, "then without further delay those contentious issues would be resolved through voting procedure at the Constituent Assembly itself."
Leader Dahal admitted that the previous CA could not draft the constitution as the political parties were not able to agree on forms of goverment and the issue of state-restructuring and that they lost crucial time deliberating to forge consensus on those contentious issues.
"Because of that we could not promulgate the constitution as per the people's aspiration through the previous Constituent Assembly," he said, adding, however, that the parties have learned from the past and won't repeat the same mistake in the coming days.
Saying that his party could not work for the well-being of the country and people because of failing to secure a comfortable majority during the previous CA election, Dahal urged everyone and all to cast their important votes for UCPN (Maoist) so that the party would emerge victorious and can freely work for the betterment of the country and the people through favourable political, economic and social policies and agendas.