CPDCC’s report to CA: deliberations from today

Kathmandu, June 12: Adding to the positive development in the constitution drafting process that came with the signing of 16-point Agreement by four major parties – the NC, CPN (UML), UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (Democratic) – on Monday, the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) submitted its report to the Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting on Thursday night.

After the parties concluded the 16-point Agreement, CPDCC put tremendous efforts to seek absolute consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution before submitting the report. The form of governance, electoral system, judiciary, and federalism were the prickly issues taking much time for the parties to make final decision.

After submitting the report, CPDCC Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai said the remarkable developments in the past few days have provided impetus to the CA to accelerate the constitution drafting.

He also stated that the Monday agreement between the parties was a compromise. “I am not satisfied with the Agreement at the personal level, but I have to be content by viewing it as a part of the multiparty competitive politics,” he commented.

Bhattarai also stressed the need of national unity. The CA meeting is scheduled for 3 pm today. RSS