Parties should forge consensus to extend CA deadline: Minister
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 20:20
Kathmandu: Nepal's three major political parties should jointly agree to extend the tenure of the Constituent Assembly and fix a new date for drafting the constitution as its promulgation within the stipulated time frame of May 28 was unlikely, a senior minister said on Thursday.

Minister for Industry Mahendra Yadav accused Unified CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML for not giving due attention towards drafting of the constitution and focusing on power politics.

The blame for being unable to draft the constitution on time would go to political parties as they accorded lesser priority to it while focusing their attention towards gaining power, he pointed out.

Inaugurating the 21st National Industrial Fair here, Yadav said it would not be possible to draft the constitution unless the Maoist cadres were managed as per the peace accord.

The minister also asked the Maoists to dissolve their paramilitary setup, the Young Communist League and return seized property to the owners.


First Published: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 20:20

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