KATHMANDU: Big wigs have apprised President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday about the extension of Constituent Assembly (CA) tenure-- which is expiring on November 30—for the successful completion of peace process and statute drafting.
Citing the progress achieved till date in the twin task of peace and statute, top guns also pledged that it would be a last extension of the CA for six months, on the sidelines of reviewing the 7-point peace deal and their decision to withdraw bill to amend statue through Friday’s two-point deal, during their meeting with the head of the state.
Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, CPN-UML Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal and MJF-L Chairman Bijaya Gachhadhar had thronged at the official residence of Yadav at Shital Niwas this morning.
The May 25 Apex verdict however states that repeated amendments to the statute to extend the CA term, are against the constitution and popular will. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has scheduled the final hearing on the 10th amendment to the Interim Constitution (which has given the Constituent Assembly a three-month extension that expires on November 30) for November 25.
During the meet, President Yadav lauded the seven point peace deal inked among the parties on Nov 1.
Leaders also informed the prez about the signing of a two-point agreement among the UCPN-Maoist, the NC, and the UML, to move ahead with State Restructuring Commission dropping the idea of forming an experts’ panel.