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Issues other than federalism, governance to be settled through voting

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Constitutional Committee (CC) of the Constituent Assembly (CA) has decided to send the disputed issues seen in constitution once again at the meeting of the Dispute Resolution Sub-committee.

The meeting held at the CC Office in Singha Durbar has decided to go for a voting in all contentious issues except form of governance while efforts will be continued for consensus regarding the form of governance.

Talking briefly to media persons after the meeting, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said agreement has been made to go for voting in the questionnaires that were settled in the Sub-committee but were not approved in the CC.

CPN (UML) leader Surendra Pandey said 16 issues that were not settled in the CC and 14 other issues would be sent for voting.

He said discussions were also held regarding the ways for preparing questionnaires and holding discussions one more in the contentious issues.

He said, “Problems could be created if the serious issues like form of governance and state-restructuring were forwarded for the voting. But, agreement has been made in other issues to finalize through voting.”

Likewise, CC president Nilambar Acharya said a total of 30 debated issues will be forwarded for voting.

At the meeting, lawmakers suggested that conflicting issues should be resolved through consensus, Maoist lawmaker Surya Man Dong told reporters.

The next CC meeting shall be held on Monday at 11:00 am. RSS

Published Date: Sunday, May 13th, 2012 | 12:38 AM

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