KATHMANDU: Senior leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday stressed on the need for the reinstatement of Constituent Assembly to resolve the existing constitutional and political crisis.
The former prime minister argued that the CA revival is the best alternative for crisis resolution as it would provide a platform to resolve the differences among the major political forces—UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Madhesi Front—over the contentious issues related to new constitution before going for the parliamentary and local elections. He was talking to a delegation of journalists at the party office in Sanepa, this afternoon.
To hold fresh elections now, Deuba said, the Interim Constitution should be amended and for that the CA reinstatement is the only alternative.
He opined that the reinstatement could be done for 10-15 days only such as to assure the people that the 601-member CA would not renege on its responsibility again.
He floated an idea of taking to the referendum to endorse the new constitution if the CA could not be reinstated but the parties made a consensus on the contentious issues.