Kathmandu, July 1
CPN-UML chairman Jhalanath Khanal Sunday said that the Prime Minister should resign to pave the way for the formation of the national consensus government.
Talking to a delegation of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) at his Dallu residence, former Prime Minister Khanal said that Dr. Baburam Bhattarai should clear the way for consensus politics.
He said that Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai should give up his greed for power and step down immediately so that a new consensus government could be formed.
He said that the Prime Minister was obstructing the process of forming a national unity government.
He said, "Until the Prime Minister tenders his resignation, existing constitutional and political crisis will not be resolved."
He urged the Prime Minister to not have ego and help create an environment for consensus among the parties.
In another context, Khanal said that the ordinance budget would not come without political consensus.
FNCCI chairman Suraj Baidhya, senior vice-chairman Bhaskar Raj Karnikar, vice-chairman Pradeepjung Pande, former chairman Chandiraj Dhakal and others were present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the representatives of the business people urged the UML chairman to introduce the new budge by forging political consensus and play a positive role for a full fledged budget.
Talking to journalists, FNCCI chairman Suraj Baidhya said that timely budget was essential for economic development and prosperity.
He said that the political parties should honestly try to reach consensus for the new budget.
He said, "The budget introduced without forging consensus cannot be implemented."
NC asked to name
CPN-UML Chairperson Jhalanath Khanal has urged Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala to immediately give the name of the new Prime Ministerial candidate for a national consensus.
Chairperson Khanal made this urge to Koirala, when the latter reached Khanal residence, Dallu, on Sunday evening.
It was agreed to form the next government under the NC’s leadership in line with the five-point deal reached among the political parties earlier.
After the meeting, NC President Koirala said discussion was held on matters related to political trust and upcoming budget.
The full-size budget could not come without political consensus, Koirala said, adding that they held talks to conduct political consultations with parties to give outlet to the current problems.
They would launch protest if the government unveiled budget without consensus, said Chairperson
Khanal and added he had reminded Koirala in the
meeting to make public the name of Prime Ministerial candidate.
He also informed journalists that they developed understanding to move together to give outlet to the country’s problems or launch a protest.