President expresses concern over formation of consensus govt

Published On: July 31, 2016 01:34 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 31: At the deadline given by President Bidya Devi Bhandrai to form a consensus government is expiring on Sunday, the President held consultations with top leaders of major three parties today.

At the meeting held at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office, President Bhandrai expressed her concern over the attempts being made for formation of a consensus government. The President once again urged the parties to form a consensus government.

The President made the request for a consensus government in her conservations with senior leaders of major political parties including outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal

Jibachha Sah, Personal Secretary to the President said that the President urged the political leaders to make more effort for a consensus government.

The political leaders also including Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Kamal Thapa and Chairman of the Madhesi People’s Rights Forum Nepal (Democratic) Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar reached there to discuss forming a majority government as the deadline for a consensus government is expiring today.

In the meeting, the leaders apprised the President of the efforts they were making until the last minute to form a consensus government, said Sah.

They also requested the President to begin the process to form a majority government with the deadline for a unity government expiring today, he said.

He said that there is likelihood that the President on Monday would give the political leaders a week's timeframe to form a majority government.

Talking to media persons after the meeting, NC President Deuba said that they requested the President to initiate the process for a majority government after a failure to form a unity government within the set deadline for the same.


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