Nepal plunges into turmoil as politicians scuffle over constitution

January 23, 2015 6:04 AM

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Nepal plunges into turmoil as politicians scuffle over constitution

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal plunged deeper into crisis on Friday after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan buffer state wedged between Asian powers China and India.

Opposition party lawmakers stormed the well of parliament late on Thursday to prevent the ruling coalition from pushing ahead with a vote to salvage the draft of a charter marred by political rivalries.

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