Nepali Congress calls Central Working Committee meeting on SaturdayThe meeting will discuss a constitution amendment proposal registered by the government to update the country's map in the national emblem.
The main opposition Nepali Congress has called its Central Working Committee meeting for Saturday to discuss the constitution amendment proposal registered by the government.
The government earlier this week registered the amendment proposal to update the country's political map in the national emblem.
Though the tabling of the proposal was on the agenda of Wednesday's Parliament meeting, it was later withdrawn.
The Congress objected to the withdrawal and attempted to blame it for the action.
Party Spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma told the Post that the meeting will discuss the proposal on constitution regarding the updating of Nepal’s new political map in the national emblem, defined in Schedule 3 of the constitution. All party office bearers, central working committee members and invited members in the central working will participate in the meeting, according to Sharma.
The meeting is expected to take a decision on the party's position on the constitution amendment proposal which was registered five days ago.
During an all-party meeting on Tuesday, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba had assured that his party is positive on the constitutional amendment proposal. But given the sensitivity of the matter, it should be discussed and approved from the party Central Working Committee, he said.
Party leaders, however, say Congress did not mean the proposal should not be tabled.
After the proposal was removed from the House agenda, Congress on Wednesday evening took exception to the act and questioned the motive of the ruling party.
“The Nepali Congress’ attention has been drawn to the removal of the constitution amendment proposal from the probable agenda of the May 27 meeting,” the Congress stated.
“Our serious attention has been drawn to the act of removing an issue like constitution amendment from the agenda, for which initiatives should have been taken to bring the government, the opposition and other parties in Parliament together, and then blaming the main opposition for it,” read the statement. “The Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party condemns such an action and appeals to the government to act in national unity.”