Oppn cries foul over unilateral election announcement
The opposition has denounced the unilateral announcement of fresh election of the Constituent Assembly by the government.
"We, the agitating political parties, have concluded that the decision of the government, which has completely lost legitimacy as it failed to conduct the election it had declared earlier, has pushed the country towards more political uncertainty, disagreements and a constitutional crisis," a joint statement issued by the opposition parties said.
The opposition also objected to the government decision to present the ordinance budget to the President without political consensus.
The opposition parties issued the press statement from their interaction on budget and the economy.
Speaking at the programme, UML chairman Jhala Nath Khanal described the government decision to hold fresh CA polls in Baisakh (April-May) and present budget to the President as being "deceitful". He said Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai went back on the assurance he gave during Monday's meeting with the President that the government "is ready pave the way for a consensus".
Likewise, Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala said, "The government's move is objectionable. Political process cannot move ahead this way." nepalnews.com