KATHMANDU: At a time when top political actors were inching closer to consensus over the issue of federalism and forms of governance, the third largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA), CPN-UML has popped up with a conflicting stance.
In the meeting of the Standing Committee (SC) of the CPN-UML held at party’s parliamentary office in Singha Durbar on Wednesday, UML leaders were heard saying a big no-no to the UCPN-Maoist’s proposal that the identity of a single community should be the base for federal structure.
UML SC members also decided not to budge from their earlier stance over the forms of governance.
Inside the today’s SC meet, UML leaders made up their mind not to go for directly elected president, even though parties have already agreed to go for a mixed model — directly elected president and prime minister elected by Parliament.
However, parties were yet to finalise separation of power between the President and the prime minister.