Former lawmakers of Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML Sunday demanded reinstatement of the Constituent Assembly for a short period to end the constitutional crisis and promulgate the new constitution from a legal body.
A joint meeting of the lawmakers of the two parties held at Singh Durbar also pointed out the need of political consensus for the reinstatement of the CA.
After the meeting, NC leader and former lawmaker Shobhakar Parajuli said that the meeting decided that reinstatement of the CA was the only legal and constitutional path to resolve the current political deadlock.
He said that the top leaders of all parties should reach a consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution and revive the CA for a short period to promulgate the new constitution.
He said, "Reinstatement of the CA was also essential to amend the interim constitution and the meeting decided to exert pressures on the party leaders for the restoration of the CA."
CPN-UML leader and former lawmaker Rabindra Adhikari said that the interim constitution has not envisaged the dissolution of the legislature parliament
and it could be reinstated as guided by the constitution to resolve the constitutional crisis.
He said that the parties had no constitutional way to resolve the ongoing political crisis rather than reinstating the CA.
He said, "The meeting decided to exert pressures on the party leadership to take decision in favour of CA’s reinstatement."
He said that the two parties’ former lawmakers were ready to work jointly for the reinstatement of the CA.
Meanwhile, CPN-UML leader KP Oli ruled out the possibility of CQA reinstatement.
Speaking at an interaction organised by Press Chautari Nepal in Ramachhap, Oli said that the demand for CA revival was impossible in the current situation.
He said that the Maoists dissolved the CA and its reinstatement would be meaningless.
He said that the Prime Minister should pave the way for consensus government and added that the national consensus government was only a way to resolve the ongoing political deadlock.
He said that the Maoists were trying to create anarchy in the country and added, "Our party UML will never accept any type of anarchy and tyranny."