CA concludes deliberation on draft constitution, sends for public feedback

KATHMANDU: After holding deliberation on the preliminary draft of new constitution for five days, the Constituent Assembly on Tuesday endorsed it and sent it to publish in the Nepal Gazette and collect people's feedback subsequently.

The draft was tabled at the CA on July 2 for deliberation. The proposal to publish it in the Nepal Gazette was endorsed by the majority votes this evening.

Now, the draft would be taken to the public for their response for 15 days.

Lawmakers of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, however,  had objected to the proposal when CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang presented it before the CA for final decision.

Over 500 lawmakers had taken part in the deliberations for five days.

Responding to their objection, Nembang said that they better raised their concerns over the draft at the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee later.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala spoke at the CA. Dubbing the completion of deliberations on the draft as a historic moment, he opined that the new constitution was ensured and none needed to worry about that anymore.

Likewise, UCPN-Maoist Chairman stated that the new constitution was certain to come now.  He mentioned that the political parties gave up their partisan interests to make the CA successful this time.

According to him, anything that has missed in the draft could be included in it after collecting feedback from the people.

The next meeting of the CA has been scheduled for 11 am on July 9.