The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has abandoned its plan to submit a draft of constitutional revision during the current Diet session, which ends on June 23.

The LDP determined that if it pushes ahead despite resistance from the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP) and others, that would impact deliberations on a bill to amend the political funds control law drawn up in light of a slush funds scandal involving LDP factions.

The decision effectively spelled an end to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's attempt to achieve constitutional revision before his term as LDP president ends in September. The conservative wing of the party is likely to lash out against the failure, possibly impacting Kishida's strategy for seeking re-election as party president.