Opposition parties including the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML boycotted the all-party interaction organised by the Federal Democratic Republican Alliance (FDRA) on Tuesday.
Only the ruling parties, other constituents of the FDRA and some civil society representatives participated in the interaction. The NC and the UML that have termed the formation of the alliance as a confrontational move had already announced that they would not participate in the discussion.
The Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist also skipped the interaction even as the UCPN (M) leaders had participated in a similar interaction organised by it a couple of weeks earlier.
Meanwhile, speaking at the programme, UCPN (M) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal who heads the FDRA, said the NC's leadership in the would-be election government would not be acceptable until there is an agreement on the issues of the new constitution and the reinstatement of the Constituent Assembly.
Dahal said the CA could be revived only for a few days to promulgate the constitution, but the constitutional issues must be settled beforehand.
Likewise, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said he was ready to resign any time but resignation without consensus between the parties would not make sense. "Consensus is what is important. Who comes to Baluwatar or Singha Durbar [as PM] does not make much difference," said he. nepalnews.com