Thapa suggests to postpone CA meet

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KATHMANDU, APR 05 – Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) Chairman Kamal Thapa has suggested postponing the Constitution Assembly (CA) meeting a week later.

In a meeting held with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday, Chairman Thapa drew the attention of Koirala saying that it would be hard to promulgate the constitution or even if it is drafted, it will be impossible to implement the same, if UCPN (Maoist) and Madhes-centric parties, who are advocating in favour of secularism, federalism and republic, and RPP-Nepal, who stands as the major antithesis of such issues were isolated from the task of constitution drafting .

Chairman Thapa urged the PM to summon an all-party meeting and halt the CA meeting for a week and meanwhile discuss the contentious issues of constitution drafting at Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (PDCC). He suggested PM that if PDCC forges consensus within a week, constitution drafting task can be led accordingly, otherwise process can be initiated for drafting the constitution through CA procedure of voting.

In a different context, talking about unification between Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and RPP-Nepal in a programme at Reporter’s Club today, Chairman Thapa said that the preparations are underway to resolve the disputed issues between these parties through a joint General Convention.