CA to start voting on thorny issues from April 23
Added At: 2012-04-19 12:07 AM
Last Updated At: 2012-04-19 12:07 AM
HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Business Advisory Committee of the Constituent Assembly today decided to table all contentious issues related to the new constitution at the Constituent Assembly to decide them through a voting process if the parties failed to forge consensus by April 22.
The commitee meeting, chaired by CA Chairman Subas Nembang, has decided to hold a CA meeting on April 23 to initiate voting on all disputed issues of the new constitution. The first day of meeting will decide on action to be taken do if any of the disputed could not be settled through simple majority.
According to the CA regulations, a proposal endorsed by a majority of the CA members would be taken as official and sent to the Constitutional Committee (CC), the constitution-drafting body, for further deliberations. As per the revised plan, recently agreed on by the parties, the CC would prepare a first draft of the constitution by April 27.
Major parties had been saying they would reach an understanding on the statute within days after completion of the peace process. However, they are yet to thrash out thier issues a week after they held at Hattiban talks.
NC issues whip
KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress on Wednesday issued a whip to its Constituent Assembly members to be compulsorily present at all CA’s meetings from April 23. NC Chief Whip Laxman Ghimire, in the whip, reminded the lawmakers of an already issued notice directing the CA members not to leave the Capital until May 27, the deadline for the promulgation of the constitution.