Debate began among Nepali Congress leaders whether to resurrect the departed constituent assembly or to call for a fresh election to get rid of present political deadlock. The Congress leaders were seen markedly divided at the central committee meeting held August 30, 2012 held at the party headquarters.
In the beginning, President Sushil Koirala briefed the attending CC members of freshly held talks between the three major parties and their joint meeting with President Ram Baran.
Majority of the speakers on Thursday surprisingly rejected the proposition of CA revival.
Bhim Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Narsingh K.C., Mahesh Acharya, Nar Hari Acharya, Bal Bahadur K.C and others rejected the idea tooth and nail.
They were of the view that since the CA term had been prolonged time and again before it ended without drafting the constitution; it is highly unlikely that the same CA if revived will succeed to draft the constitution.
Bimalendra Nidhi and Gopal Man Shrestha on the contrary claimed that reviving the CA is best among all available alternatives only if parties resolve constitutional disputes prior its revival. Both belong to Deuba team inside the congress. There are several lobbies inside the NC.
Ram Chandra Poudel in an indirect manner supported the revival of CA, claim reports.