Nepal constitutional expert says parliament proposals were anti-constitutional

November 14th, 2007 - 8:32 am ICT by admin  
“The proposals are against the constitution,” said Laxman Aryal, former Supreme Court judge and the chief of the drafting committee, which drafted the Nepal Interim Constitution.

The special session of the interim Parliament on Sunday passed the CPN-UML’s amendment motion on declaring the Himalayan Nation a republic and the Maoists’ motion for adopting proportional representation based voting system, by a simple majority through voice voting.

“Such proposals should not have been brought into the parliament. If they wanted to change something in the constitution, they could have brought constitutional amendment proposal,” Nepalnews quoted Aryal, as saying.

“I see the parliament did an anarchic thing (by allowing such proposal),” he said, adding that it devalued the stature of the House.

Aryal said that the proposals would add to political complications and make the Constituent Assembly election uncertain.

On Sunday, the UML and Maoists voted in favour of each other’s proposal on republic and Proportional Representation system, respectively, in the parliament, which passed them by simple majority.

However, the constitution has to be amended - by two-third majority of the parliament - to implement those proposals. (ANI)

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