Published On: November 23, 2016 03:51 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The government is all set to table the constitution amendment proposal at the Legislature-Parliament within the next three days.
A meeting held among the ruling partners, the Madhesi Front and the Federal Alliance this morning agreed on the matter.
An agreement has been reached to table a proposal for amending the country's main law by incorporating the issues pertaining to the boundary of provinces, proportional representation in the National Assembly, citizenship and other technical ones.
Talking to media after the meeting, Secretary of the major ruling party CPN (Maoist Centre) Barshaman Pun confirmed the meeting understanding to introduce the statute amendment proposal to the House within the next three days.
There was an understanding in the meeting that the government would table an amendment proposal regarding the constitution at the parliament being based on the discussions held in the meeting, he said.
Likewise, commenting over meeting, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak said the meeting with the dissenting parties ended into a very positive note with the agreement on tabling an amendment proposal very soon. "The tri-party meeting went through discussions in a very cordial manner and ended positively. It has created trust on public sphere that the country would head towards the election soon with seeing a greater-acceptability of the constitution."
Although, the Alliance has also given a positive comment on the meeting outcome, it has remarked that it would support the constitution implementation process by presenting their some differing views as the 'note of dissent'.
Terai-Madhes Democratic Party's senior Vice-Chair Hridayesh Tripathi shared that his party has accepted the agreement on registering the constitution amendment proposal in the parliament.
"The government presenting at least the constitution amendment proposal in the House is a positive move. The proposal will be registered on four different issues," asserted Tripathi, expressing his confidence that their concerned would be addressed through amendment.
Maoist Centre Secretary Pun said consultations with the opposition political parties would be held on constitution amendment only after tabling the amendment proposal in the Parliament.
The structure of federalism will be based on the model of seven provinces presented by the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML in the course of state restructuring of the country under the federal setup.
Nawalpur and Parasi of Nawalparasi district will remain intact while Rolpa and Rukum districts that were earlier proposed to be under province no. 6 will be integrated into province-5 as per the new proposal on the state restructuring floated by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Likewise, other districts like Gulmi, Palpa, Argakhanchi and Pyuthan will be incorporated into either province-4 or 6.
The meeting was attended by PM Dahal, who is also Chairman of the Maoist Centre, President of government coalition partner Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba and top leaders of coalition partners in the government. RSS
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