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UML resorts to President to remove PM and form consensus government

KATHMANDU: The Standing Committee meeting of CPN (UML) on Tuesday has urged President Dr Ram Baran Yadav to immediately initiate a process for the formation of national consensus government in line with the constitutional provisions.

Claiming that the incumbent government which has just  a ‘caretaker’ status with the dissolve of the Constituent Assembly (CA) could not hold fresh CA elections, taking all the parties into confidence, the meeting stressed for  the formation of national consensus government  to make  constitutional and legal arrangements necessary to that end.

“The nation has plunged into a grave crisis following the dissolve of the CA, ”   concluded the meeting and decided to move ahead through ‘National Democratic Unity Front’ among the major parties to take the nation out of such crisis.

Underlining the need of unity among all the major political forces to lead the nation towards positive direction as per the people’s aspiration, the meeting urged all the democratic forces to unite so as to defend activities intended at jeopardizing the communal and national harmony.

The government’s arbitrary decision to take the country to the election when there was the chance that the CA could make the new constitution and also a possibility to go for fresh people’s mandate by keeping the Legislature-Parliament alive was an apparent attempt to steer the country to crisis and impose totalitarian rule,

It was stated at a press release issued by party Chairperson Jhalanath khanal.

The Prime Minister’s move to go for fresh election by dissolving the CA without taking stock the emergence of constitutional and legal questions was unconstitutional and faulty, said the UML.

The UML also asserted that the CA elections could not take place without first resolving the pertinent constitutional and legal problems.

The meeting concluded that the Bhattarai-led government had committed a crime by making the CA a failure and reaching the country to a political vacuum against the spirit of People’s Movement, Comprehensive Peace Accord and the Interim Constitution of Nepal.

The meeting also urged one and all to protest such a criminal move and put in place a campaign to expose the wrong deeds of the government, RSS

Published Date: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 | 03:11 AM

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