Lawmakers of ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have stressed that the joint NC-UML proposal about the federal model of Nepal needs to be amended.
Speaking at a meeting of Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, they said those amendments are essential to forge consensus among all political parties.
“We need to bring some amendments in NC-UML proposal so as to take initiatives for consensus,” said UML lawmaker Keshab Badal.
UML vice chairperson Bidya Devi Bhandari said a constitution has to be issued consensually and that the present proposal is not the final one.
Likewise, NC lawmaker Amresh Kumar Singh opined that some changes in the proposal are necessary to enact a constitution of consensus.
Earlier, 23 Madhesi lawmakers of NC submitted a memorandum to party president and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala urging for a revision in the NC-UML model of provinces. They urged NC to form three provinces in the Terai-Madhes region.