KATHMANDU: The fifth meeting of CPN-UML Central Committee on Sunday has appealed to the party top leaders to take the lead in delivering a new constitution at the earliest by holding necessary talks with parties in course of incorporating people's feedback. The participating CC members urged the leadership to press for incorporating the widespread clamour for directly elected executive head which the party had also mentioned in its election manifesto. At the meeting, UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who presented a report with a special proposal in relation to the constitution making, said his party would steadfastly stick to its standpoint on fundamental issues of democratic republican set up, social harmony, nationality, end to discrimination and vision for prosperous Nepal. He also pledged to seek agreement on directly elected executive head. UML CC member Rajan Bhattarai quoted Oli as saying that the party, however, was not in favour of missing the constitution promulgation deadline by trying to hold an agreement on the directly elected executive head. Referring to the four parties' agreement held on June 8 on the constitution writing, Oli said the agreement was reached for drafting a consensual constitution. He added that the Supreme Court had already shown its support for the 16-point agreement. The CC meeting also discussed the party's official line on constitution making, the National Volunteers' Mobilisation Campaign in the aftermath of the earthquake, the party's annual budget among other issues, said UML Publicity Department Chief and Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai. The meeting will resume on Tuesday.
UML wants 'to take lead for statute'
Published: 07:26 pm Jul 26, 2015