DPM Shrestha says govt ready to quit if parties forge agreement on peace, statute
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said his party is ready to quit government if the parties forge agreement on peace and constitution.
Speaking at a press meet organised by Revolutionary Journalists Association in Lahan of Siraha on Monday, he said the government will never be a hindrance to efforts aimed at forging national consensus among the parties.
Shrestha, who is also vice chairman of the ruling UCPN (Maoist) party, said his party is open to discussion on a formation of a new government if that creates an enabling atmosphere towards forging national consensus.
He was of the opinion that the country might face political uncertainty and even suffer great crisis if the current government steps down without parties forging national consensus and an stable alternative government in place.
Terming the President's refusal to endorse two ordinances related to election that was forwarded by the government as "unfortunate", he said there is great risk that regressive forces might raise their ugly head and the achievements gained so far might be all lost if there is a clash of interest between the President and government. Nepalnews.com