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Opposition leaders warn stir will continue until incumbent government steps down

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala has said that the agitation launched by opposition parties will continue until the Maoist-led government steps down.

Koirala made this remark while talking to journalists at Janakpur airport. “The opposition alliance is determined to remove the government through the street protests and form a national unity government,” he added.

Arguing that Nepal has been in weakest phase in its history during in incumbent government, the NC president said his party is not going to reach any new agreement with the Maoists as they have always went back on their promise.

Meanwhile, another senior leader of Nepali Congress Arjun Narshing KC said that the issue as to who should get government leadership can be discussed if the ruling UCPN (Maoist) comes up with a clear roadmap to hold the second Constituent Assembly elections.

He further added that if the ruling party presents a work-plan to resolve the political deadlock facing the country guaranteeing the elections by Jestha 15 (May 2013) then the parties can hold discussion on all alternatives for leadership of the new national consensus government.

The ruling political parties and ruling parties have been blaming each other for current political deadlock of the country and started protest program against each other. They have been exchanging blame to each other for not issuing the new constitution through the constituent assembly. The president’s deadline for picking the consensus government could not yield any fruit as the political parties remained adamant to their demands. The President could not set deadline for picking the consensus Prime Minister after parties failed to pick the consensus during ninth extended deadlines.

Published Date: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 | 10:16 AM

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