KATHMANDU: Big guns, who are making their last-ditch attempt to break the tough nut of federalism though consensus and promulgate a new statute by the midnight are still at fuss over the number, size, naming and mapping of the federal states, which indicates that breakthrough is possible only if some miracle took place at the eleventh hour.
“Unless there is a miracle, I do not see any hope of a breakthrough. Uncertainly has ruled the talks,” said Broader Madhesi front chairman Upendra yadav emerging from the meeting of the four political forces-- the UCPN-Maoist, the NC, the CPN-UML, and the UDMF.
According to a privy source at Baluwatar, wrangling over whether to go for the 11 provinces or the 10 provinces while state restructuring is still overriding the top guns at PM’s official residence in Baluwatar.
Parties have resumed their talks after the luncheon.
But they are still at variance over assorted issues attached to federalism like:
Whether to go for single identity based federalism or multiple identity based federalism?
What sort of disputes should be decided through a federal commission later?
More than one ethnic groups should given identity or not in a federal unit?
If they failed to forge consensus on these issues by the midnight, the Constituent Assembly(CA) will be dissolved as per the Supreme Court’s verdict.