Kathmandu, June 5
Acting chairman of Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Republican and Minister for Information and Communications Raj Kishor Yadav Tuesday said that the government would not bow before the threats of the opposition parties to launch street protests against them.
Claiming that no one has the power to oust the present government through the street protests, Minister Yadav, who is also the spokesperson of the government, warned that the government would counter if the opposition parties attempt to push the country towards instability and anarchy.
Speaking at a face-to-face with the media here, Minister Yadav stated that the new constitution could not be promulgated on May 27 due to the regressive tendencies of Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML.
He maintained that the ministers of the government would resign only if an election government is formed or Congress and
the UML agree on the progressive agenda of social transformation.
Stating that Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai had been taking initiatives to forge consensus among the political parties, Minister Yadav made it clear that the agenda of progress and transformation will not be compromised in the name of consensus.
Secretary of the CPN-UML Shankar Pokharel said that the government led by Dr Baburam Bhattarai forcefully dissolved the Constituent Assembly ending the existence of the Legislature-Parliament to prolong its term in power and to counter the mounting influence of the Mohan Baidya faction of the UCPN-Maoist.
UCPN-Maoist Leader Dev Gurung said that the CA was dissolved without promulgating the new constitution due to the greed of power of Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Dr Baburam Bhattarai.
Gurung claimed that the anti-people concept of the Congress and UML on federalism was another reason of the CA’s dissolution.
He further claimed that the ruling front of the Maoist and the Madhesi front dissolved the CA fearing that the government would have to resign following the promulgation of the new constitution as per the agreement among the major parties.
Arguing that the constitution drafting process would not be possible through the electoral process, he stressed that the country should move ahead on the basis of consensus.
Central member of Nepali Congress Arjun Narsingh KC warned that the street protests will topple the unconstitutional government.
Congress leader KC further accused the Maoists of still moving with the strategy to capture the state power in the disguise of political legitimacy. He held the government responsible for pushing the country into the constitutional void and darkness.
KC maintained that the political deadlock could be resolved by invoking the clause of the interim constitution related to removing difficulties.