In PP meeting, NC lawmakers say Pradesh boundaries should be fixed before CA dissolution

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress lawmakers have suggested to dissolve the Constituent Assembly only after delineating the boundary of the federal states and clearly mentioning it in the new constitution.

At the Parliamentary Party (PP) meeting on Saturday, the NC lawmakers said that the boundary of Pradeshes should be sorted out soon while their naming could be done by the respective state assemblies.

The preliminary draft of the constitution has stated to form a commission of experts to finalise the delineation of the states’ boundary within six months of the promulgation of new constitution.

NC Chief Whip Chinkaji Shrestha said the NC lawmakers have made comments on the preliminary draft of the constitution. He added that the preliminary draft of the constitution would be integrated by taking people’s suggestions within a week after sending it for the public feedback.

Likewise, NC lawmaker Ramhari Khatiwada said that deliberation was held on the draft at the meeting.

During the meeting held at the CA building, NC Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel said that the constitution writing process should not be affected either from the Supreme Court’s directive or from any others as the CA itself was a sovereign body in constitution writing.

NC Parliamentary Party leader and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, party senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula and other leaders were also present at the meeting.

The next PP meeting of the NC will be held at 8:00 am Sunday.