KATHMANDU: UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday proposed to go for voting in the Constituent Assembly to decide on two disputed issue — state-restructuring and forms of governance— at a joint meeting of four major political parties at Singha Durbar, only to witness rejection from the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML.
At the meeting held at the Ministry of Defence, Dahal put forth a proposal to go for vote on the two separate reports of Constituent Assembly’s Thematic Committee on State-Restructuring and Distribution of State Powers—one with 14-state model prepared by the majority and the other with six-state model prepared by the minority, Maoist Vice Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha said.
According to the Maoist notion, the new constitution would take up one of the reports on state-restructuring and the proposal on forms of governance that would garner two-third majority in the Constituent Assembly.
Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, however, refused to buy the proposal, he stated, charging that this showed that the two parties are not serious about promulgating the new constitution by May 27.
Meanwhile, the top leaders of the major parties have left for the Sheetal Niwas to meet President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.