CA set to get ‘final’ extension of six months; taskforce decides to go with govt proposal

With the Supreme Court’s ruling that the term of the Constituent Assembly can be extended only once, parties have agreed on the government’s proposal to extend the CA term by six months.

A meeting of the taskforce of the parties today reached an understanding to extend the CA term by six months. The decision was reached unanimously, taskforce member Krishna Prasad Sitaula said.

Meanwhile, no objection is likely even from the fringe parties except for Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Nepal), which has been opposing the idea of extending the Assembly’s term from the very beginning.

Initially, the Nepali Congress was critical of the government proposal for six-month extension, but the party did not register any amendment proposal on the constitution amendment bill tabled by the government in the parliament. NC sources say the party is not going to seek shorter duration of extension in view of the SC verdict.

No amendment proposal were filed in the 72 hours allocated for the lawmakers for the purpose.

The House is set to vote on the constitution amendment bill on Tuesday, a day before the CA’s term expires. nepalnews.com

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