KATHMANDU: A 19-member sub-committee of the Constitution Committee (CC) led by UCPN-Maoist CA member Dev Prasad Gurung submitted an incomplete concept paper and preliminary draft to the CC chairman Nilambar Acharya in its office at Singha Durbar on Friday.
The sub-committee has failed to reach a consensus among the parties due to their differences on key issues like the name of the constitution, national symbols and constitution. The ruling parties Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML have a similar stance whereas the main opposition party the Maoists have different views about change of flag, symbols and the name of the constitution. Other fringe parties like Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal have a different view of the secular state with their demand of a Hindu state.
After receiving the draft of the Gurung committee, CC chairman Acharya was of the view that the dispute among the major political parties creates difficulty in the constitution drafting process.