HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, whose status has been reduced to a caretaker one, today said that he was not hungry for power as alleged by the opposition parties.
Bhattarai said that he was ready to work with parties for building consensus to bail the country out of the current political and constitutional deadlock. He made this remark while meeting with personalities from film industry at his official residence this morning.
Although the PM stress-ed on the need for consensus and understanding among the parties, he did not spell out clearly how the much-sought-after consensus could be achieved. “I am not hungry for power,” Bhattarai said, adding: “But how to give a way out of the current crisis is the most important question.”
It appears that the PM has softened his stance after drawing flakes from within his party for what he said at the Tribhuvan International Airport after his return from the UN climate summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday.
The PM had said that he would not quit until next elections of the Constit-uent Assembly are held.
According to the PM personal secretary, Bhattarai was hopeful of reaching consensus among parties, including the opposition who are calling for his resignation for the sake of national unity government.
During the meeting, the PM said the government was committed to the development of film industry. “I will help sort out the problems seen in the piracy and CRBT sectors,” the personal secretary quoted the PM as saying.