The ruling seven party alliance and the Maoists today arrived at a consensus to amend the interim constitution as per the Prime Minister's address to the nation.
A meeting of the eight parties at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar this morning agreed to amend the interim constitution in order to constitutionally guarantee the federal structure of the state and add election constituencies as per the population growth. However, the number of existing constituencies will not be reduced.
Emerging from the meeting, leaders said the decision of the eight parties would be presented at Sunday's session of the legislative parliament after approving it from the cabinet meeting scheduled for 2.00 pm today.
Top leaders of the eight parties participated in the meeting.
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala in his second address to the nation promised to amend the constitution to incorporate federal structure of the state and to add the number of constituencies as per the population growth