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NC slams government for ordinances

KATHMANDU: The top leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) have slammed the government saying that it was trying to run the country through ordinances.
The NC leaders have also warned of agitation to topple the government if it did not pave the way for a consensus adding that the government has pushed the country towards a political and constitutional crisis.

Addressing the national gathering of district presidents of the party at Bahrabise of Sindhupalchowk district, the NC leaders also reiterated that there was no alternative to a consensus, coordination and unity among the political parties.

Inaugurating the gathering, NC President Sushil Koirala said that the struggle against the government for a constitutional and political way out, dialogue among parties and appeal to the President to safeguard constitution would be carried out simultaneously.

President Koirala said that the UCPN (Maoist) was not betraying other political parties rather the party itself was being betrayed and urged the Maoists to end the present crisis by putting the past agreements and consensus into practice.

Koirala said that the NC was not in favour of federalism that invites instability and chaos by fueling ethic fervor in the country.

Also addressing the gathering, party senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the Maoists did not want to save the Constituent Assembly (CA) though he suggested safeguarding the CA even by declaring the state of emergency.

He said the CA can be reinstated for around 20 days if the parties forge consensus on the contentious issues in constitution making process rather than keeping the country sans a constitution for long.

Deuba said, “Constitution can be drafted by forming a commission of experts and there is no option to fresh elections ultimately.”

“Consensus in the party is required for a national consensus and reconciliation in the party for national reconciliation,” Deuba added.

Similarly, party Vice-President Ram Chandra Paudel accused the government of conspiring to do away with democracy.

He also warned of launching protest programmes to bring down the government. RSS

Published Date: Monday, July 30th, 2012 | 07:33 PM

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