Whip dispute halts formulation of Nepal Constituent Assembly rules

September 26th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu , Sept 26 (ANI): In Nepal, the dispute on whether a partys whip will be binding on Constituent Assembly (CA) members during the drafting of Constitution has stalled the process of formulating CA rules.

Smaller parties reiterated their position that CA members be allowed to vote their conscience at a meeting of the drafting committee on Thursday, nepalnews.com reported.

However, the bigger parties said that the right to issue whip or not should be left to the parties.

In party system, political parties are entitled to issue whip whenever required, they added.

Efforts are on to erase the provision of whip altogether from the rule, said Narayan Man Bijukchee, Coordinator of the drafting committee. (ANI)

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