Ruling and opposition parties’ debate on a new constitution heats up in...

Ruling and opposition parties’ debate on a new constitution heats up in Nepal.

Opposition party warns of a large-scale strike in April.

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Both ruling and opposition leaders are struggling to reach a consensus on the new constitution. They are doing their best to narrow down their differences over the key contents of the new constitution, but to no avail. UCPN-Ma led opposition union is participating in the protest while negotiating at the same time to reach a consensus.

The key obstacle to narrowing down each party’s differences is how to configure federal states. The ruling coalition insists on configuration of federal states based on geological location; whereas the opposition union, on ethnicity.

The ruling coalition wants to make decisions on the issues of the new constitution by means of voting, on which the opposition union disagree.

It’s predicted the current chaos will continue to grow as the opposition union plans to start aggressive strikes on a national-scale in April.

Correspondent Kim Yoonsup [kys@newshankuk.com]