BHAKTAPUR: CPN UML chairman Jhalanath Khanal said on Saturday claimed the current stalemate would get an outlet within this week through the talks so far held twice among the three major political parties.
“The talks held at the Gokarna Resort and Hattiban Resort have faciliated the three major parties to understand more closely one another’s positions, which would help forge a consensus,” said Khanal while speaking at a programme in Bhanktapur today
Khanal said the country can no longer afford to go without an effective government, adding that consensus among parties is a must to form to a new government. “The will of one single party is not enough to diffuse the existing crisis,” he said.
Khanal also warned that the country would turn into a failed state if the Constituent Assembly (CA) falls short to draft a new constitution within the stipulated time. “The country could be without parliament or government, if May 28 deadline slips. “
On the occasion, Khanal urged the UCPN-Maoist to come one step ahead and allow the government to table the full-fledged budget in parliament. The Maoists have been showing distaste to the idea of introduction of the full-fledged owing to the incumbent government’s caretaker status.