Biratnagar, May 1:
Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai Tuesday said that the present UCPN-Maoist-led government would promulgate the new constitution.
Talking to journalists at Biratnagar Airport, Dr. Bhattarai expressed his confidence that his party would succeed to promulgate the new constitution within the stipulated deadline.
He also said that the new national consensus government would be led either by him or his party.
“Forming the consensus government under our party is essential to resolve the political deadlock,” he said.
Stating that the national consensus government could not be formed merely by forwarding a demand and showing the number of lawmakers, the Prime Minister said the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML should realize the reality of national politics.
He said, “The Maoists are trying to form a unity government but the NC and UML are obstructing to give this government the shape of the unity government.”
“I am trying to bring the NC and UML in the government to give it the shape of consensus government but they are not serious about it.”
He said that the government was not ready to abandon its duty of concluding the tasks peace and constitution and insisted on a Maoist-led consensus government.
“This Maoist-led government will not be changed without promulgating the new constitution,” he said.
The government was serious to conclude the contentious issues of the constitution and it had given first priority to promulgate the new constitution within May 27, Dr. Bhattarai said.
In another context, the Prime Minister said that the parties were trying to resolve the pending issues of constitution through dialogues.
He informed that the parties in principle succeeded to reach a consensus among the issues of state restructuring, governance system and other issues of the constitution.
He said, “The parties have agreed to adopt mixed governance system and they are now trying to identify the authority of the president and the prime minister.”
Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai said that the parties were close to consensus regarding state restructuring and they were intensifying dialogues to fix the number of provinces.
He said that his party was ready to accept the federalism based on identity and capacity.
Terming the Janakpur blast as a terrorist attack and a criminal activity, the Prime Minister said that the government was trying to identify the criminal groups involving in the blast.
He also urged all to cooperate with the government to identify the criminal groups involving in the crime.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai Tuesday said that state mechanism as expected by the labourers could not be established in Nepal at the moment
Addressing a workers’ rally organised on the occasion of the 123rd May Day in Biratnagar, Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai said that such state mechanism was impossible as the capitalist economy was not developed fully till now.
Dr. Bhattarai however said the new constitution would be progressive one.
“The new constitution will not be as claimed by the Maoists but it will guide the country towards the path of progress,” he said. “National politics, international and regional will prevent the Maoists from drafting such a constitution.”
“We will draft a progressive constitution, develop capitalism on the basis of the constitution and push the country towards industrialization,” he said.
He said that the conflict between the owners and workers was due to lack of independent economy in the country.
He claimed that as the environment of investment was being prepared, Nepal’s economy would move towards independency after the promulgation of the new constitution.