Kathmandu, June 24:
Senior leader of the CPN-UML and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has ruled out the possibility of the revival of the Constituent Assembly as it will create practical difficulties.
CA’s revival will only further complicate the political difficulties at a time when political parties are splitting, Nepal said speaking at an interaction organized by Nepal Intellectual Council in the capital on Sunday.
A consensus government that replaces the current caretaker government will be able to sort out the problems of the country, Nepal said and added that the President should take initiative to resolve the crisis.
There should be efforts to form a consensus government by invoking Article 43 and 38 (1) of the interim constitution, Nepal said.
The decision of the UCPN-Maoist, support of the Madheshi front and the step taken by the government are behind the current constitutional crisis, Nepal said. "The government shut the door of agreement. So, it is the government that should open it," he added.
Out of four years spent to draft constitution, three years and nine months were used to deal with the issue of peace process, he said.
Nepal thanked Baidhya faction of the Maoists, saying, if Baidhya had not created trouble, Prachanda would not have hand over the weapons to Nepal Army.
UML leader Nepal predicted a dangerous situation ahead because the arms hidden in the countryside are now in the hands of the Baidhya group.
Nepal criticized the role of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) in the peace process of Nepal. The peace process would have moved faster without UNMIN, he said.
"UNMIN turned its blind eye towards illegal activities of the Maoist combatants," Nepal alleged and added that the Maoists amassed the money of the state on the pretext of combatant management.