Take necessary decisions to handover power: Left Alliance to PM
January 4, 2018 11:20 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The meeting between major political parties seems to have reached an agreement after leaders of the left alliance urged the government to complete all constitutional and legal decisions required to start power handover.
Senior leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha from CPN (Maoist Center) said that the Left Alliance urged the government to take all constitutional and legal decisions that would help to hand over power, including appointment of provincial heads and temporary capitals, and schedule National Assembly Election date.
“To end the current political deadlock, we have urged the current government to take necessary constitutional and legal decisions that would speed up power handover,” Shrestha said. “However, we do not want the government to decide on long term developments and appointments.”
In order to forge consensus to appoint provincial heads and temporary capitals, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had called a meeting at Office of the Prime Minister, Balwatar. Leaders from Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Maoist Center, Rastriya Janata Party and FSFN participated in the meeting scheduled at 9 AM.
A conclusive decision will help to schedule date for the National Assembly election, appoint provincial heads and temporary capitals. The government withheld from its decisions to appoint the same after CPN-UML condemned its decision calling the current government a ‘caretaker’.
However, as the constitutional law requires the current government to fix provincial capitals, the current government, led by Sher Bahadur Deuba, is trying to forge consensus. While the Election Commission has been urging the government to appoint provincial heads and capitals, the PM is trying to find a way out by reaching political consensus.