Will complete Constitution drafting on time: Prachanda

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Kathmandu, Oct 29: Prachanda, the Nepal Prime Minister has said the government is committed to complete the constitution drafting process within the stipulated time. He said the government is taking initiatives to forge political consensus for drafting a constitution that will reflect the aspirations of the people.

He said the drafting process would begin as soon as the ongoing budget session ended. On the issue of army integration, Prachanda said he was hopeful that the Nepali Congress (NC) would join the army integration special committee in order to bring the peace process in the nation. He argued that the Nepali Congress would be going against the people's mandate and the peace process if it stayed out of the army integration committee.

He also reacted to the Nepali Congress's stance against appointing two members from the Maoist party in the committee and said the Nepali Congress had two members in the peace committee that existed earlier.

Defending the appointment of two members from the Maoist party, he said, "We accepted two members from the Nepali Congress even as our position in the interim parliament was equal," Nepalnews reported.


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