KATHMANDU: Leaders of various political parties have said the Constituent Assembly (CA) was dissolved without promulgating the new constitution due to the major political parties' power hungry political nature.
Speaking at the talk programme organised by Martin Chautari in the capital today, politburo member of the UCPN (Maoist) Lokendra Bista Magar said that promulgating the constitution within May 27 was not made possible as the major political parties centered their activities for government change than writing constitution.
Bistamagar, who was also the President of the Committee on State Restructuring of the CA said senior leaders of the political parties never turned up in the meeting of the CA committee though the committee invited them to attend the meeting.
Similarly, leader CPN (UML) Rabindra Adhikari claimed that the UCPN-Maoist raised the issue of federalising the country based on ethnicity to use various ethnic groups as a vote bank.
Leader Adhikari expressed his dissatisfaction about the role of CA Chairman Subash Nembang and said at least the nation would get the first draft of the constitution if Nembang had changed his working style.
Likewise, NC leader Gagan Thapa accused Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai saying that though UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal had proposed for CA term extension by declaring the state of emergency Dr. Bhattarai was not ready to meet Nepal.
Chairperson of the Nepal Sadbhavana Party Sarita Giri claimed that promulgating the constitution on May 27 was not possible as the major political parties continued the bargains for power until the last hour of the CA term.