PM, CA Chair discuss consensus bids

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KATHMANDU, APR 12 – Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang held discussion on the efforts being made for promulgating the constitution through consensus.

The meeting held at the latter’s office on Sunday focused on reviewing the consensus efforts and the steps to be taken for meaningful talks.

Prime Minister Koirala said that positive talks were being held at different levels to forge consensus on the contents of the new constitution.

“Intensive parleys are being held by focusing on the key issues,” the PM reportedly told Nembang.

It has been learnt that CA Chairman Nembang advised the PM to intensify efforts for consensus and continue talks based on issues.

Nembang told journalists that he has drawn attention of the leaders of the major political parties to forge consensus but if consensus was not possible agreement was needed even to go for process. “If consensus could not be forged, situation could led to move ahead based on traditions and international practices,” Nembang added.

Nembang further said that the 2072 BS would be the ‘year of the constitution’.

Minister for Forests Mahesh Acharya accompanied Prime Minister Koirala during the meeting with the CA Chairman.