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  Dahal Threatens To Quit CA
    Says parties should agree on identity-based federalism

KATHMANDU, Aug 23 :UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has warned of walking out of the Constituent Assembly (CA) and launching street protests if the parties do not reach an agreement on guaranteeing identity-based federalism in the new constitution by mid-September.

Arguing that UCPN (Maoist) along with other parties batting for identity-based federalism had joined the CA on condition of owning agreements reached in the previous CA, Dahal accused the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML of backtracking from past agreements.

  Big Three To Talk To Baidya-led Maoists
    Seek their views on contentious issues

Leaders from the major political parties have agreed to hold top-level talks with the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist on Sunday as the agitating party has refused to talk to the Constituent Assembly´s dialogue committee.

The Baidya-led Maoist party, which boycotted the Constituent Assembly (CA) election late last year, has also refused to participate in talks to be coordinated by any CA body.

  Constitution Through Consensus, Say Parties
    KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The leaders representing various political parties have said that it was vital to forge consensus to draft the new constitution.

At an interaction program on overall challenges in drafting constitution organized by Youth Association Nepal Inter-District Committee Morang on Saturday, participants were, however, of the opinion that the prevailing atmosphere was more conducive to draft the new constitution than had been the case with the first Constituent Assembly (CA).

  NC-UML Meet At 5 To Forge Common Views On Statute Writing
    KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The meeting of the ruling parties – Nepali Congress and CPN-UML – held in Baluwatar to forge common views on the issues of running the government and statute drafting has ended inclusively.

In the meeting, the two parties, however, vowed to come up with common views on the disputed issues related to the constitution in the next meeting scheduled for 5 pm Saturday.

  Dahal Warns To Launch Street Agitation From Next Month
       ASHOK DAHAL  
    KATHMANDU, Aug 23:UCPN (Maoist) Chair Puspa Kamal Dahal has warned to take to street if the parties fail to forge consensus on the constitution ensuring the identity-based federalism within one month.

Speaking in an interaction program organized by Federal Democratic Front, which includes Madhes-based parties along with UCPN (Maoist) among other political force demanding single-identity based federalism, Dahal warned of launching agitation to issue people’s constitution from the street itself it the identity based federalism is not resolved by mid-September.

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