Three major parties agree to seek a solution based on a consensus

Published On: July 18, 2016 09:47 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, JULY 18: The three major political parties have agreed to seek a solution to the current political crisis through a consensus.

At a meeting held at the Prime Minister's residence this evening, the senior leaders reached an understanding to resolve the bitterness seen over the issue of power sharing through discussion and consensus.

Positive deliberations were held on matters relating to the contemporary political situation, the bill related to the budget and the no-confidence motion registered at the parliament.

Talking to reporters following the meeting held between heads of the three parties, CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal shared that they urged the Prime Minister to facilitate the atmosphere for a political outlet to the current situation.

"We said that the circumstance now is new, and since the government has fallen into a minority, the Prime Minister should ease the atmosphere by resigning", Dahal said while adding that the Prime Minister however said that he would not resign without facing the no-confidence motion registered at the parliament.

He however said that deliberations on the matter would continue as there were few days left before the parliament starts debating on the no-confidence motion.

Likewise, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba shared that the latest political situation was discussed in a positive atmosphere.

Prime Minister's advisor Bishnu Rimal quoted Prime Minister Oli as saying that 'he wished to move ahead based on understanding and consensus' and that 'the resignation and no-confidence motion cannot go ahead together.

Resignation can also happen based on a consensus and understanding'.

Rimal also shared that the Prime Minister said that he would not become an obstacle at a time when the nation was at a difficult point. And either the solution should be based on a consensus or as per the constitution.

The Prime Minister had invited leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress Mr Deuba and CPN (MC) Chair Mr Dahal for a meeting to discuss the latest political situation. RSS


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