CA continues deliberations on statute draft

KATHMANDU: The Constituent Assembly meeting on Monday continued the deliberations on the proposal tabled before it, seeking permission to publish the first integrated ‘Draft of Nepal’s Constitution 2072 BS’ in Nepal's gazette for people's feedback.

Taking part in the deliberation today, CPN-UML lawmaker Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the constitution should be promulgated from the CA at any cost and make the CA a success.

He said that minimum consensus should be forged though complete consensus was next to impossible, adding that promulgating the constitution by incorporating all sides would be the best idea.

Nepal said that provision of reappointment of the office-bearers in the constitutional bodies should be kept in the new constitution. The parliamentary special hearing committee should be made further effective and the rights of the physically-challenged should be ensured in the constitution.

Likewise, Agni Prasad Sapkota of UCPN-Maoist said that the draft of the new constitution has expressed country’s sovereignty and national pride has been established.

He also said that presidential system was appropriate for the country.

Similarly, Nepali Congress lawmaker Chandra Kant Bhandari said that citizenship certificate should not be given haphazardly to omit the existence of the nation and reservation should be ensured to the Dalit.

He said that the issue of federalism should be sorted out from the CA itself.

Other lawmakers expressing their opinions in the CA meeting were Dilnath Giri of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Dipak Bohara of Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Chitra Bahadur KC of Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal.

Likewise, Dhyan Govinda Ranjit, Mahalaxmi Upadhyay (Dina), Bhishmaraj Angdembe, Dilli Prasad Kafle, Kiran Yadav, Amritlal Rajbansi, Ramkrishna Yadav and Krishna Kumar Rai also took part in the deliberation.