KATHMANDU, NOV 13 - Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala reiterated on Tuesday that consensus among the political parties was impossible as long as the Baburam Bhattarai-led government remained.
Koirala said that Bhattarai’s step to dissolve the Constituent Assembly on May 27 and to declare new CA elections had created mistrust among the parties. Only after the PM’s resignation will the NC be ready to hold discussions on alternatives to breaking the deadlock, said the NC chief. The NC has long maintained that the next unity government should be formed under its leadership to hold fresh CA elections.
Koirala added that his party would not make public its prime ministerial candidate until the UCPN (Maoist) was ready to accept an NC-led government. “There is no meaning in selecting a PM candidate at this point,” said Koirala.
He underlined the need for consensus to bring forth a full budget and said his party would not accept the fiscal flan proposed by the incumbent government.
Posted on: 2012-11-14 09:17