Finance Minister Barshaman Pun has accused the opposition parties, mainly the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML, of hatching conspiracies to stage a political coup.
“The opposition parties have been inciting the President to stage a coup like that of 2017 BS (1960),” said Pun at his home district in Rolpa on Thursday. He claimed that the government failed to reach a political consensus as the opposition parties were hell-bent on a coup through the President. The UCPN (Maoist) leader said the government was preparing take people to the streets against a coup, adding that the government will aware people of such a move.
Calling on the opposition parties not to concentrate their efforts on a political coup, he said that there would be a catastrophe in the country if the President tried to exercise executive power. People will stand against the head of the state if he takes an “anti-democratic” move at the behest of the “other elements.”
The minister reiterated that there is no alternative to political consensus and expressed hope that the President would extend the time to form a national unity government.
The parties would form a consensus government within the extended timeframe, he maintained. The finance minister was here to take part in a programme organised by a local club at Bhawang in the district on a helicopter.
Posted on: 2012-11-30 09:18