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UML flays Maoist proposal on federalism

KATHMANDU: Second largest opposition party CPN UML has opposed the 10-state model proposed by the UCPN Maoist. Majority of the party’s Central Committee leaders opposed the proposal tabled by the Maoist on Thursday evening.

During the meeting called for finalizing party’s stance on provinces, suggested the party leadership to downsize the proposed numbers of Member of Parliaments and has cautioned for not exceeding the number above 205.

Along with leaders also suggested that the MPs in the Lower House should be directly elected and those in the Upper House should be selected proportionally from various ethnicities, groups, and other formal and informal sectors informed leader Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal.

He further informed that leaders also called for federating the nation on the basis of identity and capacity and protested against the Maoist proposal to base provinces on the basis of ethnicity.

Published Date: Friday, April 27th, 2012 | 02:16 AM

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