President Yadav pleads political parties to reach consensus and end problems facing country
President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has appealed for mutual cooperation and understanding of the political parties to reach consensus on issues of national interest and end the problems facing the country at the earliest.
(From left) Former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal...
During an all-party meeting he called at Shital Niwas this morning, President Yadav expressed serious concern over the failure of major political parties to meet the self-imposed deadline to end the existing political deadlock by mid-October.
President Yadav made it clear to the top leaders of the major political parties that running the government on the basis of ordinances is not good for the country and asked them to be serious towards bringing a full-fledged budget at the earliest to ensure that the country functions smoothly.
Top leaders of the ruling UCPN (M), NC, UML, coalition partner Madhesi Front, CPN-Maoist and more than 20 other parties represented in the dissolved CA had reached Shital Niwas at 9 am today morning for the all-party meeting.
President Yadav had exerted pressure on the political parties to forge consensus to find a way out of the political and constitutional crises facing the country, although he appeared far softer that before in urging the parties to do so.
While speaking at a programme held at Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Club in the capital a week ago, President Yadav had said that as the guardian of the constitution, he cannot remain a mere spectator to what is going on in the country.
The President’s remark invited angry reaction from the government and ruling UCPN (Maoist) party with Prime Minister Bhattarai criticizing the President for it while Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal told opposition parties that they should agree to hold presidential election if they want to go for fresh polls without reinstating the Constituent Assembly. nepalnews.com