BIRATNAGAR, July 29: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai today clarified that the CPN-UML would not join next government as the Nepali Congress 'closed the door for consensus.'
He said that the NC has taken a stance that no two major political parties should partner in the same government, ending the possibility for consensus.
Talking to media persons at Biratnagar airport, he said that all elections—local, provincial and parliamentary—should be held on time even if it means making changes to the action plan and working procedure brought by the incumbent government.
The Information Minister also said that the UML will sit in the opposition and make its presence ahead according to how the next government acts.
He, however, said that his party would support the next government as much as it could while staying in opposition.
Minister Rai went on to claim that this new coalition government could not continue for long as the NC and CPN (Maoist Centre) have agreed to share the partnership of those political parties that scrapped and torched the copies of the constitution, demanding rewriting of the constitution, in the government. RSS