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Sitaula, Gurung resign from govt


KATHMANDU, MAY 24 -

Nepali Congress leader duo Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Surya Man Gurung have resigned from the present government on Thursday.

Deputy Prime Minister Sitaula and Gurung submitted their resignation to party President Sushil Koirala this morning.

The ministers duo were under pressure from his party to resign after the government registered amendment bill to extend the Constituent Assembly tenure by three more months against the will of the NC. NC’s ministers resignation came at a time when the Central Committee meeting of the party scheduled for today is understood to recall their minister’s from the government.

Sitaula was also bestowed the responsibility of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Law and Justice in the government while Gurung was in charge of Ministry of Local Development and Ministry of General Administration.

Sitaula has also returned the state-owned vehicle provided to him as a minister. Speaking to eKantipur after submitting his resignation Sitaula said, “I have no regrets regarding my resignation. Instead, Maoist backtracking from the resolved issues has saddened me.”

Sitaula also said that he had put on to papers after the prime minister and his party was reluctant in implementing the five-point agreement inked by the parties. “NC led government was to draft the constitution by May 27 as per the agreement. I resigned as the deal has shown no signs of implementation,” Sitaula said.

Sitaula, also the General Secretary of NC, said the decision to extent the tenure of the CA was against the Supreme Court’s verdict and immoral. “NC is not in the part of extending the tenure,” he said.

 

Posted on: 2012-05-24 10:52