Top leaders of major parties decide to remind President of his ceremonial position

KATHMANDU: The Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC)'s special committee on Monday decided to draw attention of President Ram Baran Yadav regarding his remarks on the constitution drafting.

The President on July 10 had invited top leaders of major political parties at his office and asked them to respect a recent interim order issued by the Supreme Court regarding the constitution drafting.

Discussing the issue today, a meeting of the special committee and top leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic assigned Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to draw attention of the President.

Responding to a writ, the Supreme Court had issued an interim order on June 19 telling the defendants, including the political parties, to ensure that all issues of federalism were resolved by this CA when it promulgated a new constitution.

The SC order was apparently against the June 8 deal signed by Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic.

Emerging from today’s meeting, MJF-D General Secretary Jitendra Dev said President Yadav ought to take into account his ceremonial position and make political remarks within this limitation.