“The ceremonial president has no right to sack the elected prime minister”, said Unified Maoists’ Party spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma and added, “at best the president can appeal political parties to hold consensus”.
Nepal President must have got the message.
Sharma made this remark while addressing a press meet in Kathmandu, June 27, 2012.
“We have not expected a coup d’état from the president”, he said and added, “any wrong move on the part of the president will push the country towards an accident”.
Open challenge to the office of the Nepali Presidency.
“None of the clauses in the constitution supports such a move from the president.”
Mr. Sharma has constitutional knowledge as well.
Let it be clear that the Prime Minister will not resign for the creation of yet another constitutional vacuum. The Prime Minister’s remark made at the press meet upon return from Brazil is as per the party line, he opined.
“The party chairman Prachanda also shares the party line. That the Chairman has differences with the Prime Minister is totally false,” he clarified.
Addressing the same program, United Marxist Leninist leader Bhim Rawal however, urged the prime minister to immediately tender his resignation.
He said, “I suggest the PM to voluntarily resign else he will be brought to the street by the general public.”
But which public is Rawal talking about?