Feedback on Nepal’s draft constitution submitted

Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) A report on the public feedback on a draft constitution collected from 240 parliamentary constituencies nationwide was submitted on Monday to Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman Subash Chandra Nembang.

The committee on Citizen Relations and Public Opinion Collection, submitted the report.

The government had held a two-day national campaign on July 20 and 21 to collect the public feedback across the 75 districts in the country.

The report includes suggestions collected through public hearing programmes and feedback received through website, email, toll-free number and direct mail from the Nepalese living in Nepal and abroad.

The CA meeting will discuss the report on Tuesday and then forward it to the Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee, which will amend the draft in line with the suggestions and forward the revised draft to the Constituent Assembly.

The constitution drafting committee will table the draft as a bill for endorsement, which needs the approval of two-thirds majority before being unveiled as the country’s final constitution.

The major political parties have already agreed to bring out a new constitution on August 16.

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