KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Constituent Assembly, earlier scheduled for today, has been postponed until April 29.
The CA meeting was postponed to give more time for the political parties to forge consensus on the contentious issues of the new constitution.
The deadline had been extended for three days earlier, but the leaders could not make much progress. Hence, the leaders had requested for an extension of two more days.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the major parties including Unified CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UDMF (United Democratic Madhesi Front are holding a discussion at the Constituent Assembly Hall in Naya Baneshwor to forge consensus on the remaining thorny issues to be enshrined in the new constitution.
The parties are yet to forge agreement on the issues of the forms of governance and the federal structure while they have almost agreed on the issues of citizenship, judiciary and electoral system.
Should the parties fail to forge agreement on the contentious issues before Sunday, the Constituent Assembly (CA) will be forced to decide on the contentious issues via voting in the CA.