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Khanal slams government’s intiative to run country through ordinance

CPN UML Chairman Jhalnath KhanalKATHMANDU: Chairman of the CPN-UML, Jhalanath Khanal, has blamed that the government has been making attempts to run the country by issuing ordinances frequently.

Addressing the closed session of the two-day Second National Conference of the Youth Association Nepal here today, Khanal said that the intention of the government to run the country by issuing ordinances would in no way be acceptable in the context that all should move ahead by forging national consensus.

He clarified that amendment to Articles of the Interim Constitution is necessary to hold elections of the Constituent Assembly (CA) and it is only possible from consensus among political parties in the context that the Election Commission has already said that the election is not possible in this situation.

Khanal added that the government has to open the door of national consensus among political parties by stepping down.

He said that the Nepali Congress has to be ready for a national consensus government by selecting a candidate of the prime minister immediately, otherwise, NC should support the CPN-UML for the leadership of the government.

Similarly, Secretary of the CPN-UML Shankar Pokhrel said that all  the parties should unite to end the transition period of the country with national consensus.
Leader of the party, Ghanashyam Bhusal, said that achievements of historic people’s movements are in risk due to the extreme leftist thought of the UCPN-Maoist.

In the close session, leaders of the party including Modnath Prashrit, Yogesh Bhattarai, Chairman of the Youth Association Nepal, Mahesh Basnet, among others, said that the country should not be taken a hostage of indecision and stressed on creating pressure for the formation of a national consensus government.

Around 500 representatives have been participating in the conference started Sunday. RSS

Published Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | 06:31 AM

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