Some 16 political parties including Nepali Congress and United Marxist Leninists jointly forwarded a memorandum to President Ram Baran demanding formation of a consensus government.
The parties had handed over the memorandum upon meeting the president, evening May 29, 2012.
In the absence of Constituent Assembly, the present government under the leadership of Baburam Bhattarai has turned into a caretaker one. Since the Prime Minister has already been stripped of all executive powers by the President, such a situation cannot continue for long thus we strongly demand formation of a unity government with the consent of all parties represented in the dissolved constituent assembly,” reads the memorandum.
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“We urged the president to take initiative towards the formation of a national unity government”, said Ram Chandra Poudel of Nepali Congress.
Poudel has the distinction of embracing defeat for seventeen times while contesting for Nepal PM post. His political career is a brilliant one thus.
Jhalnath Khanal of United Marxist Leninist said, “There is no alternative to a national unity government. We requested the president to take some steps forward”, said Khanal.
“Since the Maoists have finally done away with the Constituent Assembly and the constitution, remaining parties should resolve the fluid political situation”, added Khanal. Thanks Sunsari’s Devi Prasad Regmi was not around him.
In response, said President as quoted by Oli-the veteran conspirator, “I will take constitutional steps as per the laws of the land. I have already told the same thing to prime minster and leaders of other political parties.”
Present at the meeting were Sushil, Ram Chandra, Ramesh Lekhak of Nepali Congress, Jhalnath, K.P. Oli, Madhav Nepal, RJP Chairman Surya Bahadur, RPP Chairman Pashupati and leaders representing other political parties.
The situation, reminds analysts of the past when virtually the same bunch of leaders used to lineup in queue to meet King Gyanendra provoking him to take executive powers in his hands.