Kathmandu, June 30:
President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has said he was making utmost efforts to forge consensus among political parties remaining within the constitutional boundary.
In a meeting with office-bearers of Journalists Concerned Committee for Peace and Constitution at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas, on Saturday, President Dr. Yadav made it clear that his one and only wish was that the country and people should get peace and constitution with political stability in Nepal.
There is a constitutional provision to run parliament and government based on the political consensus as per the aspiration of joint People’s Movement, he said, arguing that it would be easier for him to give outlet to the problem if the political parties came up with consensus.
On the occasion, the President said he was the most disappointed person on the dissolution of the CA due to disagreement among the parties.
‘Split within parties in this situation is not good as this trend weakens democracy’, he said, suggesting the parties’ leadership that the pro-nationalist forces should be strong.
Stressing the need that the three main political parties in the previous CA – Unified CPN (Maoist), Nepali Congres and CPN-UML – should take efforts for consensus, President Dr. Yadav expressed confidence that he would play his role within constitutional parameters as the patron of the constitution.
The President further said it may be constitutionally difficult for the new government to bring new policy and full-fledged budget without making political consensus and clarified that he would work for the greater interest of the country in line with the responsibility delegated by the constitution.
The delegation headed by the Committee Coordinator Tanka Panta also submitted a memorandum to the President, urging him to encourage political parties for consensus in a bid to bail the country out of current crisis.