Kathmandu, May 1:
Nepali Congress (NC) Tuesday decided to table a no-confidence motion against the government if it did not play a constructive role to resolve the disputed issues of the constitution within two days.
A joint meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) and Parliamentary Party (PP) of the party also gave the government a two day ultimatum to reach a consensus to form the national unity government.
The meeting held at the Constituent Assembly building in New Baneshwore also concluded that the government was not positive to resolve the pending issues of the constitution and asked it to play a creative role to resolve the matters.
The meeting held before the Constituent Assembly meeting also concluded that the present coalition government of the UCPN-Maoist and Madhes based parties was not serious to promulgate the new constitution.
NC general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that the joint meeting decided to register a no-confidence motion against the government in order to promulgate the new constitution within the deadline.
He said that the NC had given two more days to the government to resolve the pending issues of the constitution and the consensus government.
NC was not ready to wait for more than two days and its leaders had taken the activities of the government seriously, he said.
“They should show seriousness to resolve the contentious issues.” he said.
The CWC members and lawmakers criticised the government and spoke about the role NC could play for the timely
promulgation of the new constitution.
The leaders also asked the party leadership about the chances of forming an NC-led government and stressed the need to bring a no-confidence motion to pave the way for a new government under the NC leadership.
Issues of peace and disputed issues of the constitution were also discussed in the meeting, according to Sitaula.
The meeting also decided to stick to the party’s earlier stance for seven federal states in the new constitution and be ready to go for directly elected executive government head.
Meanwhile, Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Prakash Man Singh Tuesday said that his party would bring a no confidence motion against the government.
Speaking at a mass meeting organised by Nepal Trade Union Congress- Independent (NTUC-I) on the occasion of 123rd May Day, Singh said that his party was not ready to give continuity to the current government.
He said that the Maoist-led government was not serious about promulgating the new constitution within the May 27 deadline.
He also accused the UCPN-Maoist of spoiling the environment of consensus and delaying the resolution of the disputed issues of the constitution.
He said that the NC-led government was essential to promulgate a democratic constitution within the stipulated deadline.
General secretary Singh said that his party had initiated consultation with CPN-UML and other parties to bring the no confidence motion against the government.
He further said that the present coalition government of the UCPN-Maoist and Madhes based parties was going against the democratic norms and values and it was necessary to replace it.
He said that NC was not ready to accept more than seven federal provinces and a non democratic constitution.
In another context, he said that his party was serious to adders the demands of the workers in the new constitution.
He said unity among the workers was essential to protect democratic values and principle in the country.
NC lawmaker Achyut Raj Pande said that NC was trying to draft a worker-friendly constitution and urged the workers’ union to exert pressures on the leaders for a labour friendly constitution.
He urged the democratic workers to unite to secure the rights in the new constitution.
NTUC-I former co-chairman Khila Nath Dahal said that the government was not serious to resolve the problems of the workers and added that the workers should fight against the discriminatory policy of the government.
NC Kathmandu district committee president Bhimsen Das Pradhan said that without establishing workers’ rights, economic development of the country would be impossible.
NTUC-I leaders Khagendra Khatri, Kedar Nath Dahal, Yubaraj Lama, Ram Ji Ghimire, Rama Poudel and others said that the new constitution should guarantee social security of the workers.
They also stressed that the government should bring in a new policy to end the gender based violence and discrimination in the working places.