Nepal Today

Saturday, December 29, 2012

MORE ON PRESIDENT RETURN Kathmandu, 29 Dec.: President Dr.. Ram Baran Yadav told reporters Saturday political parties have to attempt to find a consensus for a political outlet. He was talking to reporters at TIA after concluding his India visit. The president said his health was good following a check-u in the Indian capital. Nnnn MAOISTS BLAME OPPOSITION Kathmandu, 29 Dec.: Ruling UCPN-Maoist has said that a national unity government was not formed due to opposition political parties' stances, RSS reports. At a weekly regular press meet at the party headquarters in Paris Danda on Saturday, UCPN-Maoist spokesperson Agni Prasad Sapkota said the national unity government was not formed due to various stances of the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML. Sapkota said, "National consensus in not only for one or two political parties. Consensus among major political forces can be truly a national consensus. For this, the UCPN-Maoist has urged the opposition parties to join the current government even for a single day. But, the opposition parties are stubborn to this end." He also said that the coalition parties floated the proposal for reviving the dissolved constituent assembly (CA) after seeing no chance of political consensus in any of the alternatives. Sapkota said that the UCPN-Maoist was committed to holding the fresh CA elections by mid-may and the party has no intention to run away from the elections. Rumor that the Maoists were reluctant to face the elections after the party split was totally wrong, the UCPN-Maoist spokesperson added. Saying that no political problem would be resolved sans national consensus, Sapkota said that the opposition parties would come for consensus one or the next day. On a separate context, the UCPN-Maoist spokesperson Sapkota said leadership of an independent figure could be accepted as the new prime minister to end the protracted deadlock. nnnn


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