Ruling coalition says government change only after package deal that ensures CA election
The ruling UCPN (M) and its main coalition partner UDMF have decided to leave government leadership only after political parties reach a package deal on formation of unity government and election to the Constituent Assembly, among others.
The meeting held at Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar Wednesday evening concluded that there should be an agreement to ensure CA election before the change in the government, it is learnt.
Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, UCPN (M) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and leaders of UDMF were present at the meeting held to pave the way for a new unity government.
At the meeting, Dahal clarified that he has tried to forge consensus among the parties as per the decision of the Maoist party and the ruling coalition.
Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai had snubbed a crucial meeting of UCPN(M) office bearers, Wednesday afternoon fueling suspicions that the party top brass has a difference of opinion regarding the formation of government of national consensus.
But later he reached Shital Niwas to meet President Dr Ram Baran Yadav and told the head of state he was ready to cooperate with the ongoing efforts of parties to find a way out of the current political deadlock.
Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Bhattarai said he was not posing any obstacle to consensus and that the reports that he was not willing to pave the way for consensus government were unfounded. nepalnews.com