Nepal political parties to meet on Constitution drafting

Nepal political parties to meet on Constitution drafting
A meeting of the four-party taskforce on Friday decided to convene the National Political Conference on September 16 as per the demand of the CPN-Maoist and some fringe parties that had boycotted the November’s election.

The ruling parties -- Nepali Congress and CPN-UML -- have agreed to the demand put forth by the Maoist party for the proposed conference in order to motivate the dissenting parties to take part in
the Constitution drafting process.

The taskforce included representatives from four political parties -- Nepali Congress, CPN-UML,
UCPN-Maoist and CPN-Maoist.

The taskforce was assigned to finalise the date after a meeting of the four major parties held last week had failed to forge agreement on the date.

According to the Nepali Congress leader and Constituent Assembly member Amresh Kumar Singh, the meeting will be held in the Constituent Assembly building complex in Kathmandu. According to Singh, all the political parties representing in the Constituent Assembly, that also functions as the Parliament and 33-party alliance led by CPN-Maoist will take part in the conference.

Nepal’s Constituent Assembly has prepared a calendar to accomplish the task of promulgating the
new Constitution by January 22 next year.


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