PM speech aims to prolong stay in power: Oppn parties
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: While terming the prime minister´s speech ´meaningless´, various opposition parties have said that the speech was a manifestation of his desire to prolong his stay in power in the name of consensus.
NC leader Minendra Rijal said the prime minister´s speech has failed to remove the trust deficit that exists among parties.
"If he was honest enough about quitting his post, he could have appealed to the parties for consensus by first announcing his resignation. This could have created a congenial environment for consensus," he said.
Likewise, CPN-UML leader Bhim Rawal termed the prime minister´s speech ´meaningless´. "The prime minister has denounced the opposition parties and put all the blame on them to cover his own incompetence. This has proved that Bhattarai is not accountable to the people and wants to stay put in office at any cost," he said.
CPN-Maoist Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said the prime minister´s speech had come with the intention to prolonging his stay in power. "This is an exercise in totalitarianism. It will invite confrontation instead of creating an environment for national consensus," she said.
Bhusal said since consensus seems elusive under the status quo, the prime minister is bent on prolonging his stay in power in the name of consensus.