KATHMANDU: As an intensified effort to resolve the contentious issues smiting the statute-drafting, the UCPN-Maoist is going to hold separate informal meetings with two big oppositions- the CPN-UML and the Nepali Congress (NC) on Friday.
Maoist leaders will negotiate with the NC over the prickliest issues at the residence of Pushpa Kamal Dahal in Lazimpat at 11 am, and a meeting between the UML and Maoists has been programmed for the evening at 5 pm, a privy source inside the UCPN-Maoist confirmed.
Major political parties are still at odds over the contentious issues in the statute—governance , federalism, election system, judiciary, and citizenship issues—when only 38 days are left to meet the May 27 deadline.
During the today’s bilateral meeting, parties will try to find common ground on the two most debatable issues—forms of governance and federalism-- at a time when only two days are left for the Constitutional Committee—which is mandated to present the draft of the new constitution—to resolve the thorny issues.
On the forms of governance, though the mixed system was proposed by a five-member taskforce led by Sadbhavana Party CA member Laxman Lal Karnam, parties are yet to remove the bottlenecks as in the case of federalism.
Though the y had earlier agreed to crave out between six to eight federal units, parties are yet to agree on nomenclature, number and boundaries of federal states.