UML, UCPN (Maoist) leaders agree to promulgate statute in a year

काठमाण्डु टुडे २०७० पुष ७ गते ९:०८ मा प्रकाशित

Kathmandu, Dec. 22: The top leaders of the CPN (UML) and the UCPN (Maoist) have discussed a five-point proposal put forth by the UCPN (Maoist).

During the meeting held at the Babarmahal-based Peace Secretariat Fund today, the leaders discussed the ways to move ahead on the basis of consensus by taking ownership of agreements inked earlier regarding the formation of an independent commission to investigate into election rigging, formation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission and continuing the existing High-Level Political Committee (HLPC).

After the meeting, the leaders said that they have reached close to consensus on some issues.

However, the leaders of both the parties agreed to promulgate a new constitution within a year by taking ownership of previous issues finalized by the erstwhile Constituent Assembly (CA).

On the occasion, UCPN (Maoist) leader Posta Bahadur Bogati said that his party took stance for forging political consensus prior to submitting the names of lawmakers under the proportional representation (PR) electoral system in the given deadline by the Election Commission.

Otherwise the UCPN (Maoist) would not submit the names, Bogati said. Bogati said that they have reached a conclusion on forming the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and promulgate the new constitution on the basis of consensus.

Likewise, UML leader Raghuji Panta said that the issues of forming commission to probe the election fraud as claimed by the UCPN (Maoist) and continuing the HLPC should be finalized by giving a full shape to the CA sooner.

“Issues raised by the UCPN (Maoist) should be addressed by giving a full shape to the CA. We are getting nearer to consensus in many points and others are yet not resolved,” media-friendly leader Panta said.

Earlier, leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (UML) also held discussions and agreed to submit the names of the lawmakers under the Proportional Electoral system by 25 December.

Likewise, leaders of the NC and UML are rescheduled to sit for talks this evening also. RSS

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