Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cabinet approves interim constitution

A meeting of the Council of Ministers today approved the draft interim constitution.
The cabinet approved the interim constitution and decided to submit it to the parliament secretariat.
The draft interim constitution will be tabled at the parliament on Monday for promulgation.
Top leaders of the ruling seven-party alliance and the Maoists had finalised the interim constitution on December 16.
As per the agreement between the SPA and the Maoists the interim constitution will be promulgated on Monday and interim legislature will be formed on the same day.
Lawmakers have criticised the parties for not providing sufficient time for discussing the interim constitution, as voices have been raised from various quarters demanding some amendment in the interim constitution.
The Maoists will be inducted in the interim legislature and interim government after promulgation of the interim constitution.

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