Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has urged President Ram Baran Yadav to begin the process for forming a majority government, as UCPN (M) and RPP-N have opted to remain in the opposition in Sunday’s all party meeting.
Koirala telephoned President Yadav and told him that it is not necessary to add more time for forming an all-party government, it is learnt. “Consensus couldn’t be forged among all parties. A majority government has to be set up now,” Koirala said.
In today’s all party meeting, the UCPN (Maoist) chaired by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and RPP-N headed by Kamal Thapa announced that they would remain in the opposition. The UCPN (M) further said that it would play a constructive role of opposition so as to promulgate a new constitution in the next one year.
CPN-UML, the second largest party in the newly elected Constituent Assembly, meanwhile, has said that a coalition government is possible only when the NC presents a clear road map for power sharing.
“We can join the government only if our party gets a respectable position in the government,” UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said in a program today.
The first period provided by President Yadav to form a consensus government expires today. As per the constitutional provision, President Yadav is expected to provide the second period to form a majority government shortly.