Nepal Today

Saturday, November 21, 2009

PM Nepal warns CA could be dissolved

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 21 Nov: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal warned Saturday the constituent assembly (CA) could be dissolved.
He issued the warning at a public meeting in the capital.
But he said parliament won’t be dissolved.
Altogether 601 legislators elected in the 10 April 2008 constituent assembly elections are members of the CA and parliament as well.
The prime minister’s threat comes amid suggestions to form a commission to draft a constitution to replace the interim constitution promulgated by an unelected and self-appointed body.
A republic has been declared by the self-appointed parliament but it has to be institutionalized by drafting a constitution and then it has to be sustained as well.
The prime minister issued the threat as the assembly revised a schedule asking 11 subject committees to submit proposals for a basis law by 15 December.
Chairman Subash Nemwang bravely said the a constitution will be promulgated by the 28 May 2010 deadline.
But many have doubts a constitution will be promulgated in the next six months.
Even if it is announced, it will be a document imposed on the people by three major parties.
Meanwhile, Maoist central committee central committee Saturday announced fresh rounds of anti-government protests from Sunday after government didn’t meet its demands.
But the powerful committee Saturday said it will lift obstruction of parliament for three days to let parliament approve the annual 2009/10 budget.
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One Indian woman pilgrim dead

Kathmandu, 21 Nov: One woman Indian p was crushed to death Saturday at a Bibaha panchami festisal in Janakpur reenacting the wedding of Lord Ram with Sita.
Hundreds of devotees from India and Nepal attended the festival.
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