KATHMANDU: The major political parties have agreed to immediately amend the Constituent Assembly (CA) Rules of Procedure.
The agreement was reached following a discussion held at the initiative of CA Chair Subas Nembang among the senior leaders and whips of the parties.
The regulation is being amended in order to seek out ways to table the report of the state restructuring commission (SRC) before the CA, resolving the contentious issues in the constitution making process and about suspending CA members who are in custody or prison for committing criminal offense.
Talking to reporters following the meeting, CA Chair Nembang said serious and positive discussion was held among the senior leaders of the Maoist, Congress and UML parties on the amendment to the CA Rules of Procedure.
Maoist Chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal said an agreement has been reached for the CA Chair to present the SRC's report before the CA after consulting the members of the Committee formed to amend the CA rules of procedure.
It was also agreed to send the contentious issues in the constitution making process, that do not receive a majority in the CA, to the constitutional committee for a consensus, he added.
NC Parliamentary Party leader Ram Chandra Poudel said an agreement has been reached to summon a meeting of the regulations amendment committee and to cooperate in amending the regulations.
UML party whip Bhim Prasad Acharya also said the meeting discussed various issues calling for amendment to the CA rules of procedure including finalizing the report of the SRC among others.