Nepal to vote on Constitution, opposition calls for protests

January 25, 2015 1:40 PM

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Nepal's Constituent Assembly Chairman today took a step towards voting on the Constitution setting aside opposition demands of consensus for framing the document, even as the Maoists-led alliance vowed fresh protests against the move, deepening the political turmoil.

Despite repeated disruptions and opposition from the 19-party UCPN-Maoists-led alliance, Constituent Assembly Chairman Nembang announced the formation of the 'Questionnaire Committee' to resolve the contentious issues of Constitution drafting after parties failed to sort out their differences.

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