Prez steps up parlyes with politicians for early consensus
KATHMANDU, July 22: Concerned over the prolonged political deadlock after the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly (CA), President Ram Barana Yadav has begun initiatives to urge the major parties to reach consensus at the earliest.
The president held separate meetings with CPN-UML leaders on Saturday and Nepali Congress and Madhesi People´s Rights Forum-Nepal (MPRF-N) leaders on Sunday to urge them for early consensus to resolve the current political deadlock.
According to the president´s press advisor Rajendra Dahal, the president started holding separate meeting with the leaders of various politicals in view of prolonged political deadlock."The president started this intiatives as there was no end to the political deadlock after the CA´s dissolution and the possibility of holding a new election was getting slim," he said.
Dahal said the president had urged party leaders to forge cosnsensus at the earliest during his meeting with them.
The president had held nearly one and half-hour-long meeting with NC President Sushil Koirala, Vice President Ram Chandra Paudel and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba. Shortly after holding meetings with top NC leaders, the president met with the MPRF-N Chairman Upendra Yadav.
The opposition have been asking the president to call for the formation of a national consensus government alleging the current caretaker government of failing to forge consensus and amend electoral laws and Interim Constitution to hold the election on the scheduled date of November 22.
Talking to media persons, Paudel said they urged the president to safeguard the constitution in his capacity as the patron of the constitution. He denied having asked president to take any "unpleasant steps" including sacking the prime minister.