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Khanal faces criticism from Janjati lawmakers, still to present unified stance

KATHMANDU: CPN UML has decided to present singular proposals in the lead party meeting on disputed issues of the new constitution. The parliamentary party meeting of the party took such a decision, stating that it will not let the differences of opinion within the party to affect its official agendas on disputed issues.

The meeting has also stressed on promulgating the draft of the constitution and resolving remaining disputed issues through the transitional parliament informed party chief whip Bhim Acharya.

During the meeting, Party Chairman Jhalnath Khanal lashed out at party’s Janajati and Madheshi lawmakers for initiating the signature campaign and thereby flaunting party’s discipline.
However lawmakers Prithvi Subba Gurung, Kiran Gurung among others had defended the campaign claiming that they were demanding rights for their community.
Following the exchange of heated arguments between supporters and opposers of unitary ethnic federalism, lawmakers had chanted slogans for their respective sides.
Khanal had also proposed to bring no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister if disputed issues were not resolved today. However this proposal was trashed by majority of the members claiming that it was not the right time.

Published Date: Friday, May 25th, 2012 | 08:08 PM

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