Kathmandu, Apr 27:
Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang Friday said that if major political parties failed to resolve the disputed issues of the constitution, the new constitution would not be promulgated within the stipulated deadline.
Speaking at an interaction organized by Nepal Civil Society, Nembang said that the parties had no alternative to conclude the constitution writing process and added that the parties should resolve the pending issues of the constitution soon.
He said that he insisted on Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and other top leaders of major political parties to resolve the disputed issues of constitution to promulgate the new constitution within the stipulated deadline.
Nembang said that the parties should end the crisis of confidence to promulgate the new constitution.
He said, "The parties should break the wall of distrust to reach a consensus to resolve the pending issues of constitution."
He said that the peace process was nearing conclusion and parties should intensify their discussions of the issues of constitution in an environment of trust.
He expressed the confident that the disputed issues of state restructuring and governance system would be concluded soon through consensus politics.
Nembang urged the parties to respect the people’s aspirations and promulgate the new constitution within stipulated deadline.
Constitutional Committee (CC) Chairman Nilambar Acharya said that the issues of peace and constitution were pending as a result of the lack of seriousness among parties.
He said that if parties succeeded to reach a consensus over the disputed issues by Friday evening, the constitution drafting process would find a way to promulgate the constitution within the May 27 deadline.
Nepali Congress general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that the parties were nearing consensus and constitution will be promulgated within May 27.
He said that his party was serious to conclude the pending issues of constitution and added that the political consensus was essential to promulgate the new constitution.
Human Rights activist Purushottam Dahal said that the parties were not serious to resolve the pending issues of constitution and added that without the parties reaching a consensus, the constitution drafting would not be concluded.