NC, UML upbeat by Nembang’s ‘decisive’ stance

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jan 23, 2015-

Nepali Congress and CPN-UML are buoyed by the statement of Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang that the CA meeting will be “decisive” on Sunday.

Responding to media after the CA meeting was stalled on Friday, UML leader Jhala Nath Khanal and NC Vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel welcomed Nembang’s statement. “Now the nation will move forward at any cost,” said Khanal. “No one can stop it.” Poudel said the CA chairman’s announcement is encouraging. “Now the process will move forward,” he said, thanking the CA chairman. “That’s how we should move ahead.”

The CA chairman decided to take the decisive step after the alliance of opposition parties led by UCPN (M) continuously obstructed the CA meeting to protest the proposal to form a Questionnaire Committee to resolve the disputed issues of constitution. Before adjourning the CA meet on Friday, Nembang mentioned that the process to form the panel will be initiated on Sunday. Meanwhile, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal (MJF-N) Chairman Bijay Gachhadar expressed his optimism that consensus would be forged by Sunday. “We will make efforts to forge consensus by Sunday. We will work to create favourable environment,” he said, adding that it would have been better if parties reached an agreement on his proposal. He also urged the media to create positive pressure.

In his proposal, Gachhadar had suggested preparing a draft of the agreed issues of new statute and allocate two months to forge consensus on federalism. His proposal was turned down by the opposition parties’ alliance.


Published: 24-01-2015 09:15

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