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Dr Bhattarai confident on constitution within Jan 22

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Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai has urged one and all not to doubt over the promulgation of a new constitution through the Constituent Assembly within January 22, 2015.

Speaking at a press meet organised at CA building to share information about the achievements in constitution-drafting after his election as the committee chairperson, he pledged to draft such constitution in which all the people can feel their presence and ownership.

The wholehearted effort of political parties inside the CA is to draft a new constitution on the basis of consensus, collaboration and unity and deliver it on time, he argued.

Dr Bhattarai was elected the committee chairperson on April 25.  In a period of one month, the committee was successful in constituting various subcommittees for various purposes including for studying the past political agreement on the constitution-making, for holding talks with the parties outside the CA, and for identifying matters carrying possibility of consensus.

The CA could backtrack from the spirit of the Interim Constitution, the 12-point agreement, the Madhes movement, the people's war and the republic movement, he said. Responding to a query from journalists whether the intra-party conflict in the UCPN (Maoist) would affect the constitution-drafting, he said party has no dispute regarding the constitution building. 

On a different note, he said political parties have already agreed on nominating remaining 26 lawmakers. He said he would not go on foreign junkets until the promulgation of a new constitution.  He further said a roundtable conference is not an alternative to CA to deliver the constitution. 


Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 2:14 am


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