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Morcha backs Maoist stance on forms of governance

N24 Correspondent/KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime and Home Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar has announced that the Joint Democratic Madheshi Front (JDMF) will support mixed form of governance having a directly elected President and Parliament elected Prime Minister.

Speaking in a televised interview, Gachhadar, who is also the Chairman of Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), ruled out the possibility to accept a directly elected Prime Minister, as proposed by the CPN UML.

“A directly elected PM can be dictatorial. A legislative PM can be removed if a wrong move is sensed or made. That’s why, directly elected Prime Minister is not acceptable to us”, said Gachhadar.

Stating that federalism lacking ethnic identity would not address the demands of the public, he opined that ethnic-identity based federalism won’t disintegrate the nation as claimed by the President earlier.

In a different note, Gachhadar asserted that the incumbent government would be transformed into a national consensus government. He said that home work to include Nepali Congress and CPN UML in the government were underway.

He even claimed that such a national consensus government in Bhattarai’s leadership will promulgate the new constitution and conduct the first round of election on the occasion.
“It’s foolish to find alternative of a leadership that can ensure the conclusion of peace and constitution writing. Its not the appropriate time to discuss change of guard,” said Gachhadar.

Stating that the ruling coalition was moving ahead on the basis of the four point agreement signed between both partners, he claimed that the Madhesh will be provided an autonomous state. He added that number of states with Madhesh will be decided later.

Published Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2012 | 05:26 AM

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