CA Chair, PM discuss peace and constitution drafting
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman Subas Nembang have held discussions on the efforts being made towards concluding the peace process and the progress made so far in the constitution-writing front.
In the discussion held at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar this morning, they agreed to further intensify the talks among the major political parties for expediting these two tasks.
CA chairman Nembang on the occasion drew the prime minister’s attention towards the need of immediately expediting the task of amending the CA calendar of operations by forging agreement among the parties in order to cut short the process of issuing the new constitution, as it would not be possible to issue the new constitution within May 27 going by the existing provisions of the Interim Constitution.
The CA chair also inquired with the prime minister regarding the progress status of the commitment expressed by the political parties that they would settle the contentious issues seen in the constitution writing by April 17 and take the peace process to a definite stage by April 12.
To this, the prime minister said that the army integration task under the peace process would be completed by April 12 and gave assurances that the major political parties would hold serious discussions beginning tomorrow for expediting the constitution writing process.
The prime minister added that preparations have already been completed for the serious discussions among the top leaders of the major parties slated for tomorrow, expressing the belief that agreement would be reached on peace and constitution after holding serious and marathon discussions on these topics for two days from tomorrow. RSS