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Will deliver Constitution on time: Koirala

Leaders of the ruling parties on Tuesday pledged to deliver the new Constitution by the agreed deadline by employing all means, including entering the process of majority voting. The Opposition parties have warned against any move to decide fundamental subjects through voting.



“We will deliver the Constitution in time,” Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told mediapersons, during the annual tea-party organised by the Nepali Congress.



“In a democracy there is always scope to reach agreement to settle issues of dispute, unlike in a dictatorial regime,” he said, responding to questions about failure to reach consensus. The deadline for the Constitution is January 22 next year.



Mr. Koirala got support from the Chairman of CPN-UML, K. P. Oli who was sitting beside him during the occasion.



“Rest assured, there will be a Constitution by January 22 even if we have to enter the process of voting,” Chairman of CPN-UML, K. P. Oli, told the media.



Opposition to voting



Opposition parties, led by the main Opposition, UCPN (Maoist), are opposed to deciding fundamental issues — federal structure, governance system and electoral system —by voting. They have maintained those should be decided by consensus among political parties.


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