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Prez urges parties to deliver constitution by May 27

KATHMANDU: President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has called on lead political parties and the Madheshi Front to deliver the new constitution by May 27.

The President suggested senior leaders of Maoist, Congress, UML and the Madheshi Front to move ahead in consensus and to promulgate the new constitution within the slated timeframe.

President’s call for moving ahead in consensus and drafting the constitution came two day before the term of the Constituent Assembly terminates and at a time when political parties have sharply polarized on the basis, boundary and nomenclature of the federal states and the forms of the governance.

He expressed grave concerns over the recent standoff in constitution writing process shown by lead political parties and said that there was no alternative for the parties to resolve disputes other than to draft the constitution in consensus.

Speaking to journalists after attending the meeting, UML Chairman Jhalnath Khanal informed that the President urged parties to move ahead forging consensus and claimed that it has been difficult to implement the President’s suggestion due to reluctance of political parties to give up their stance.

Published Date: Friday, May 25th, 2012 | 04:32 AM

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