UPDATE: After eight lawmakers presented their amendment proposals on the Revised Bill of Nepal's Constitution 2015 in the CA meeting, Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang ended today's meeting.
The meeting will resume at 10:30 tomorrow, he announced.
Out of 54 amendment proposals registered at the CA, eight were presented today.
The rest will be presented tomorrow.
KATHMANDU: The Constituent Assembly on Monday formally began the clause-wise discussion on the Revised Bill of Nepal's Constitution 2015.
Constitution Drafting Committee Chairman Krishna Prasad Sitaula tabled the Bill at the CA meeting, which kicked off with a delay of four hours, this afternoon.
CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang informed the CA that as many as 54 amendment proposals on the Bill have been registered.
He has asked the CA members to register their names for discussion on the Bill and the proposals.
Before Sitaula tabled the Bill, Federal Democratic National Forum-Tharuhat's Rukmini Chaudhary and Nepal Sadbhawana Party's Dimpal Jha expressed dissatisfaction over the ongoing process and announced that their parties were walking out of the CA.
MJF-D does not take part
Meanwhile, Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic Chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar submitted a letter to the CA chairman, announcing that his party would not take part in the ongoing process.
The party said it made the decision as its demands regarding the number of federal units and demarcation were ignored by the three major parties.
According to Gachhadar, the party is for eight provinces though the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist have opted for a seven-Pradesh model.
Accompanied by 13 other lawmakers of his party, Gachhadar had met the CA chairman at his Singha Durbar-based secretariat.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Gachhadar maintained that his party still believes that the CA should deliver the new constitution and he would make efforts to save the country from crisis.