Saturday, February 17, 2007

Parties busy discussing details of constitution amendment

The political parties are busy discussing the nitty-gritty of amendment proposals to introduce necessary changes in the interim constitution incorporating the demands of Madhesi, Janjati and other communities.

The meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of Nepali Congress started at Baluwatar this morning. The meeting is expected to come up with concrete proposals regarding how to incorporate the demands of Madhesi and Janjati people and the address made by the Prime Minister, in the interim constitution.

Likewise, the standing committee of the Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) is also going to meet this afternoon to discuss the same issue. The United Leftist Front will also hold its meeting today. Reports say there are possibilities of top leaders of four parties meeting today to discuss the issue of amending the constitution.

The parties are busy in their internal homework regarding the amendment of the interim constitution as per the decision of the cabinet on Friday to let the eight parties finalise the amendment proposal before cabinet approves it and introduces it formally at the interim parliament.

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