KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav stated that the poll to elect a new Constituent Assembly (CA) is impossible until consensus among political stakeholders is achieved.
President Yadav’s statement came two days after he rejected two Cabinet-forwarded ordinances related to elections to the CA, saying they lacked relevance.
“Historical achievements gained through revolutions may perish if parties fail to forge consensus on thorny issues afflicting the constitution-drafting process,” said Yadav speaking at a programme organised in Sundarijal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Sunday.
“If government is worried about legal matters, constitutional issues are mine concerns,” said the head of the state that political consensus is inevitable to bail the country out of the present crisis in the wake of the demise of the CA on May 27 without issuing a new statute.
Meanwhile, the UCPN-Maoist has expressed its stern disappointment against president’s move which said fresh elections on November 22 were not possible.
The incumbent Maoist-led government had announced the fresh CA elections on the night of May 27 after failing to deliver the new constitution.