President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal have cancelled their pre-scheduled trips to Lumbini to attend a function to mark the Buddha Jayanti due to the deepening political crisis in Kathmandu.
President Yadav and PM Nepal were scheduled to leave for Lumbini Thursday morning to attend the function scheduled to start at 11.00 am and stay two hours in Lumbini.
President Yadav was invited as the chief guest and PM Nepal was invited as the special guest at the function.
As the President and the PM cancelled their trips, culture minister Minendra Rijal will become the chief guest at the function.
The President and the PM are expected to be busy in parleys to find a consensus to end the political crisis throughout the day Thursday, one day before the Constituent Assembly term is due to expire.
The nation is in the brink of an uncertain crisis as the political parties have not been able to forge consensus to extend the CA term. nepalnews.com