KATHMANDU: There are altogether 125 contentious issues afflicting the statute drafting process and parties have got only this day to resolve the thorny issues through talks and parleys otherwise they will be tabled for voting in the CA full House from Monday onwards, for the extended deadline given to Constitutional Committee (CC) ends at the end of the day.
Constitutional Committee (CC)—which is mandated to present the first draft of the new constitution— was given the five days more time to nail down the prickly issues last week by the Business Advisory Committee.
A meeting of the major political parties--the UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress (NC) CPN-UML—has kicked off inside the Constituent Assembly (CA) hall this morning as the last effort to settle the debatable issues through consensus.
Forms of governance, federalism, election system, judiciary, and citizenship issues are some of the thorny issues that are causing annoyance to parties at a time when only 37 days are left to meet the May 27 deadline to promulgate a new statute.
Though parties dwelt over most of the contentious issues during the Saturday’s bilateral talks and trilateral talks, they failed to yield results.