CA meet postponed for April 19

KATHMANDU, APR 13: The Constituent Assembly (CA) put off its meeting for coming Sunday, April 19, after endorsing a condolence message on death of former lawmaker Salim Miya Ansari. Ansari, former CPN-UML parliamentarian, who was later associated with Unified CPN-Maoist, had passed away on Friday.

The Assembly had postponed the meeting for today after unanimously passing condolence messages on demise of former lawmakers Ramnath Dhakal and Mahendra Yadav last week.

The CA has not entered into any business related to constitution writing after February 12 owing to lack of agreement among major political forces on disputed issues of the new constitution and future course of action in the statute drafting process.

After missing the January 22 deadline, the CA had formed a Proposal Drafting Committee to draft a questionnaire on key constitutional concerns so as to put them to vote.

Though the Committee has already submitted its report to CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang, the constitution writing body has been unable to proceed with the voting as opposition parties including UCPN-Maoist protested the move.

Meanwhile, top leaders of major political parties are holding an inter-party meeting at the CA hall, New Baneshwor following the postponement.