KATHMANDU: Lawmakers expressed concerns on various issues in the Legislature-Parliament in Wednesday’s meeting.
Speaking at the special hour at today’s House, CPN-UML’s Yam Lal Kandel and Sapana Malla Pradhana, UCPN-Maoist’s Pushpa Bikram Malla and Laxmi Lal Chaudhary objected to the intent of revision of the Constituent Assembly (CA) work schedule.
Differing with the Problem Resolution Sub committee’s proposal and demanding an indirectly-elected president through electoral colleges, the Nepali Congress on Tuesday had proposed revision of the CA work plan to forge consensus on forms of governance to be adopted in the new constitution.
As per the CA work plan, the Constitutional Committee has been mandated to settle all the disputed issues, except federalism, by today.
The Maoist party and the UML, however, have shown their willingness to adopt a semi-presidential model, with a directly elected president and prime minister chosen by the Parliament on a majority basis. The prime minister will be vested with more state powers in this system.