Only consensus govt can end present crisis: Khanal
GAJURI (Dhading), Sept. 15: CPN (UML) chairman Jhalanath Khanal has said that the Constituent Assembly could be revived for a short period of time if agreement was reached on all topics of the constitution.
He also pointed out that there was no alternative to going for a general election if the UCPN (Maoist) continued to play the spoilsport in efforts to reach consensus.
Talking to journalists, Khanal said that although his party had been making efforts towards forging consensus with a focus on constitution, the UCPN (Maoist) was obstructing this process.
The CPN (UML) chairman has arrived here in connection with inaugurating the party´s Dhading District Representatives Council Meeting.
He stressed that only a government of national consensus could take the country forward. Khanal alleged that although the UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that consensus would be forged in a day or two, he himself has not turned up for meetings held with the purpose.
"Consensus is possible and the country would get an outlet from the present political imbroglio if only the UCPN (Maoist) becomes a bit more flexible," the CPN (UML) chairman said.
He said they were working hard to end the transition in the country and talks would be held with the Nepali Congress and the UCPN (Maoist) on this issue by tomorrow.