RPP-N threatens to walk out of statute writing process

RPP-N threatens to walk out of statute writing process

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) threatened to walk out of the constitution writing process if the issues of republicanism, secularism and federalism were not put to vote in the full house of the Constituent Assembly (CA), on Monday.

Holding a press conference at its parliamentary party office at Singh Durbar today, RPP-N Chairman Kamal Thapa informed that his party could boycott the constitution writing process if political parties did not roll back their decision not to put to vote the key issues at CA full house.

“We will walk out of constitution drafting process if Sunday’s decision not withdrawn,” said Thapa.

The proposal drafting committee of the CA on Sunday had decided not to prepare any question against the spirit of the historic decisions taken by the first meeting of the first CA back in May 2008. The CA´s meeting then had proclaimed Nepal a republican, secular and federal country. Chairman Thapa also accused the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML of sidelining the political parties inside the CA one by one. He further went on to say that the core issues of republicanism, secularism and federalism must be put to vote in line with their demands as his party holds position of fourth largest party in the existing CA.

Source: Republica