CPDCC holds discussions on public feedbacks

KATHMANDU: Discussions on public feedbacks on the preliminary draft of a new constitution have begun in the meeting of the Constitution Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC).

Leaders have stressed on formulating a sub-committee to include the suggestions and the disagreed issues in the new constitution. The meeting has been postponed for a while either to form the sub-committee or to forward the discussions after the senior leaders briefed it from the side of their respective parties.

In the meeting, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepali Congress Vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa stressed on preparing a second draft on the basis of consensus.

According to the Committee member Keshav Badal, of the 31 speakers, most suggested to bring a draft on the basis of consensus to issue the new constitution by mid-July.

However, Sadbhawana party leader Laxman Lal Karna stressed on not preparing the draft in hurry.

Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC said that though their party had reservation on the issues of federalism, they would not disturb the constitution drafting process.

Federal Socialist Forum Chairman Upendra Yadav was absent in the meeting.

Likewise, Committee Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai informed that the next meeting of the Committee would be held today itself after holding discussions among the major parties.

The Wednesday meeting of the CA has provided four days’ time to the Committee to prepare a report on the public feedback.