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PM not resigning unless consensus forged: Ruling coalition

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the ruling parties, the UCPN-Maoist and the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha, has determined that the Prime Minister should not resign from the post unless consensus is forged among parties on disputed issues of the constitution.
The meeting held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today, decided that the Prime Minister should not resign from the post immediately in view of the fact that the country would face a serious crisis if he tenders his resignation at this situation, chairman of the Sadbhawana Party and Minister for Health and Population, Rajendra Mahato said.

Mahato said that they will hold discussions with opposition parties on elections to the Constituent assembly (CA) announced for November 22 and it will be determined whether or not the elections would be held on that date after the discussion.

Minister Mahato further said that the meeting also came to the conclusion that the Prime Minister could tender his resignation for the formation of an electoral government on the basis of consensus if consensus is forged on disputed issues of election and Constituent Assembly (CA).

Present in the meeting were Chairman of the UCPN-Maoist, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai from the UCPN-Maoist and Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, and Minister for Health and Population Rajendra Mahato, among others, from the Morcha. RSS

Published Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 | 05:36 AM

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