N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU: Senior leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the federalism won't be adopted in the new constitution citing lack of time.
He claimed that with the present disagreements among political parties and nearing deadline of the CA it was not possible for parties to sort out their differences on federal issues.
Adding to it, Deuba claimed that the Supreme Court's cap on extending the tenure of the CA beyond May 27 has hindered the parties for extending the CA term and deal with the issues of federalism.
"We had promised to promulgate new constitution within two years. As the Supreme Court has already refused to extend the tenure of the CA, there is no alternative to going for fresh mandate if the statute is not promulgated by the given time.”
Deuba repeated that he is in favour of reviving the 1990 Constitution, saying the country is moving ahead as per the old constitution though ideas of federalism and secularism have been added up. “There is still possibility of reviving the 1990 Constitution by including federalism and secularism.”