|┬áLeaders of the ruling parties at a meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office in Singha Durbar Thursday, Nov 05 09. nepalnews.com/NPA|
"It is not necessary for the United Nations to suggest what kind of government Nepal should have. The government of 22 parties is very much a national government," Nepali Congress parliamentary leader Ram Chandra Poudel fumed as he spoke to reporters after the meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office in Singha Durbar.
Likewise, CPN (UML) leader Pradeep Gyawali, who was present at the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said, "It is the Nepali people who have the prerogative to suggest. The ruling parties have taken the UNSG's report seriously."
Likewise, issuing a press statement, PM Nepal's press advisor Raghuji Panta indirectly criticised the UNSG report saying the previous government led by the Maoists was also a majority government much like the current 22-party government.
In his report presented at the Security Council, UNSG Moon said "a government of national unity remains desirable for timely promulgation of the country's new constitution and for the successful integration and rehabilitation of Maoist army personnel."
Meanwhile, today's meeting of the 22-party ruling coalition concluded that the Maoists violated the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the politics of consensus by launching a protest movement.
The ruling parties also pointed out the possibility of fresh conflict in the country and called upon the Unified CPN (Maoist) to stop the ongoing protests and show flexibility for consensus. nepalnews.com