KATHMANDU, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's three major political parties have finalized a schedule for constitution drafting and fixed April 13, 2011 as the deadline for the promulgation of a new constitution, The Kathmandu Post reported on Friday.
Leaders of the main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M), Nepali Congress and the Communist Party Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist also agreed to add the State Restructuring Commission as a component in the new calendar of the Constituent Assembly (CA) and form the panel once the new government is in place.
The calendar will be endorsed by a CA meeting on Sunday, CA Chairman Subas Nembang was quoted as saying.
In a meeting held in the CA building on Thursday, the three parties also agreed to forge consensus on the reports of seven CA committees. Deputy leader of the UCPN-M Parliamentary Party Narayan Kaji Shrestha said the new government will announce the formation of the commission and the panel will start work from July 31.
The three parties have agreed to appoint five to seven members in the commission and give it two months to submit a report.