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Ruling, Opposition parties vow protest to press for Constitution

Younger parliamentarians from the ruling political parties on Wednesday decided to launch a pressure campaign inside the Constituent Assembly (CA) to press for a timely Constitution, reports said.

The alliance of Opposition parties, meanwhile, also announced a series of protest programmes to put pressure on the ruling parties to draft a Constitution that guarantees identity-based federal structure.

The deadline for the new Constitution is January 22, 2015.

The CA members from the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML want at least an agreed draft even if the Constitution could not be promulgated by the deadline. They have appealed to individuals and organisations to exert pressure on political parties to honour their promise of the timely statute.

The Opposition alliance has decided to simultaneously continue dialogue with the ruling parties on the disputed issues as well as their protests.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the CA’s Business Advisory Committee called by CA Chairperson Subas Nembang could not be held since CPN-UML Chairperson K P Oli and RPP-Nepal chief Kamal Thapa were out of the capital. Mr. Nembang has invited top leaders of major political parties to attend the meeting to suggest a way ahead in the light of the deadlock over the Constitution.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday.

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