Dahal for high-level political body to forge consensus
KATHMANDU, June 14: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has proposed forming a high-level political mechanism comprising all the major political parties to take ahead the political process.
During his meeting with EU ambassadors at his residence in Lazimpat Thursday morning, Chairman Dahal said he is mulling initiatives to form such a mechanism in consensus with other political parties.
He argued that such a mechanism would help address the current constitutional crisis and chart out a new political course.
Dahal told the envoys that the CA had seen its demise without promulgating a new statute as parties could not reach consensus on identity-based federalism. Stating that there is no alternative other than forging consensus, he said formation of a high-level mechanism would help forge consensus among the parties.
The envoys during the meeting had also inquired as to how the government would introduce new budget, particularly as the opposition parties have been objecting to the government´s preparations to bring a full-fledged budget through ordinance. Dahal assured the envoys that the opposition parties would eventually help the government bring full-fledged budget.
The EU envoys had met President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Wednesday to discuss the constitutional crisis in the country.